You may look glamorous and young looking when people look at your face and hair but your hands tell a different story. All too often, a youthful face is accompanied with wrinkled hands covered with age spots. This is probably because less attention is given to hands because they are not as visible as the face. Or so many women thought so. But this is not the case.
You don’t go around with your hands in your pockets the whole day. You shake hands with people you meet. When you lift a hand to tuck a stray strand of hair, you lift your hand for the world to see. Even when you are working quietly on your desk, your hands are displayed as you tap away on your keyboard. Face the fact. Your hands are as visible as your face.
Preventing Wrinkled Hands
Wrinkled hands make you look older than you really are. Definitely, many women do not want this! While aging is a natural process, there is no need to speed up your aging. When it comes to wrinkles, the old saying that prevention is better than cure holds true. You would definitely want to do your best to stop wrinkles on its tracks before they start to get your hands all wrinkled up. Here are some helpful prevention tips.
- Apply sunscreen on all exposed parts of your body including your hands. Choose sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. It is important that you wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine. The sun is still as dangerous even when the forecast is cloudy.
- Keep your hands covered while driving. Of course you should wear gloves that are meant for driving. This is most especially if you drive a motorcycle or you use a bicycle for your transportation. Car drivers should also be aware that the sun’s glare penetrates through your car’s window and your hands are more like a sitting duck on the steering wheel.
- Do not wash your hands with hot water, instead use warm water. Choose a mild soap that will not dry out your hands. One of the leading causes of wrinkles is dry skin.
- Avoid washing your hands too often. Water washes away the natural oils from your skin which can lead to dryness.
- Use gloves when doing household chores such as washing windows, cleaning out the bathroom or gardening. Getting your hands soaked in water for a prolonged period of time can dry out your hands.
- Slather moisturizer or lotion on your hands immediately after washing to seal the moisture in and keep your skin hydrated. Choose an oil based moisturizer if your hands are prone to dryness, especially during the winter season.
- Massage your hands with Argan oil at night just before going to bed. The oil contains nutrients that will help your skin replenish and renew as you sleep. Argan oil is also packed with anti-aging nutrients such as vitamin E and antioxidants. These nutrients prevent the appearance of wrinkles and keep your hands soft and smooth.
Do you want your hands showing wrinkles already? I bet you cried out NO! Learn how to care for your hands to stop the signs of aging!