If you are a lady, you might like to continuing read the rest of below article, if you are a gentlemen, you may find this article is not really for you (I could be wrong).
Who doesn’t want to have beautiful hands?
I bet almost everyone wants that. As an old saying, the eyes may be the windows to the soul, but many use their hands while talking. At any age, beautiful, graceful, polished hands can speak volumes about the way you take care of yourself, so make sure your hands don’t speak louder than your words.
The part of your body that get the most exposure are hands, they exposure to people, to the sun and to the elements. It is also where will show your age the most.
Because of that exposure, your hands are the place that going to display your age. By taking proper care of your hands you will be able to look your best, maybe even look younger than you thought you could, so care of them is also means care for your age.
Growing old is a nature process, nobody can escape from that, but knowing how to care your hands as your age is important, it is the way to make sure they look your best, and that you, in turn, look your youngest and best.
As you enter your 20’s, your hands look young and healthy for the most part.
The period of this time are your skin’s glory years, as well as yourself. This is the best time to start preventing the effects of aging, because you don’t yet have to worry about treating the effects that are already there.
Premature aging is most often caused by exposure to the sun, use a moisturizer cream with an SPF of at least 15 twice a day will be good for your hands. If you are going to be outdoors in the sun for long periods of time, do remember to apply a sunscreen with a UVA blocking agent in it. UVA rays are what cause brown spots and wrinkles.
About once a week, exfoliate the skin on your hands by using a facial scrub to remove old dead skin. It will help the daily moisturizer you are using to penetrate deeper into your skin. Finally, apply an over the counter lightening skin ream nightly to your hands to fade minor brown spots.
As you enter your 30’s, your estrogen levels will begin to drop. This drop will cause more dryness in your hands than you experienced in your 20’s. And this also the time when the first signs of photo aging occur (loss of tone in your skin or blotchiness).
But don’t worry that much, there are still steps you can take.
Each morning, when you get up, apply a moisturizing cream with a sloughing agent (lactic acid, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid). This will help and keep dead cells from accumulating on your skin’s surface.
After you put moisturize cream on your hands, you will need to layer on the sunscreen. Again, the sunscreen should have an SPF of at least 15 and contain either transparent zinc oxide or Parasol 1789.
During the night, your hands will also lose moisture. To prevent this, apply an emollient serum to the backs of your hands about a half an hour before you go to bed. Lastly, to fade out any brown spots that have begun to show, apply a prescription bleaching cream (see your dermatologist) in the morning and then some sort of vitamin A derivative in the evening.
As you reach your 40’s, you skin will begin to thin out, which is a normal part of aging due to a loss of collagen in the skin. You will begin to notice more veins, wrinkles, and sun spots on your hands (if any of them look strange or change shape or color, see a dermatologist).
When you are in your 40’s, you will want to change to a hand cream that contains whey protein, which has been shown to help the production of collagen. As always, don’t forget to put on a layer of UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen. In an effort to help produce collagen as you sleep, apply a nonprescription retinol cream or Renovo.
If serious wrinkles and spots continue to appear on your hands, you may have to resort to in-office dermatological procedures. Before making any decision about serious treatments, consult with your doctor first.
Many of these procedures can help reverse some of the effects of aging that all the measures discussed simply cannot prevent.
It is your face that probably gets noticed first, but as I said earlier – your hands is where get the most exposure, so take care of your hands, no matter in which stage of your age, enjoy your life.