Taking care of your hands is an important anti-aging secret since the skin our hands are often exposed not only to peoples eyes but to the sun and enviroment. As we get into our 40’s and 50’s age spots and other signs of sun damage often start revealing themselves and sometimes even earlier for some people. Also if you’ve spent a lot of time, effort, and money keeping your face looking young you don’t want your hands giving away your age. Dermatologists have warned that car pool moms can be at high risk for sun damage to their hands because even though they’re inside a vehicle harmful UV rays can still enter through the windshield. Also as we age the collagen and elastin in our skin start breaking down creating wrinkles and lines on our hands.
Some tips for taking care of your hands:
If your hands are already showing signs of aging and sun damage many opt for a glycolic peel on the tops of their hands or use Retin A on their hands. These products will exfoliate the skin and increase collagen production which smooths out wrinkles.