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Don’t let your hands give away your age

Hands are one of the first things we notice when we greet others, yet they are one of the last things we think of when it comes to skin care. Many of us mistakenly believe that frequent washing with harsh anti-bacterial soaps and detergents, exposure to UV rays, and lack of moisture will not have an adverse affect on the fragile skin of the hands. Then we’re perplexed when our hands start to become leathery, rough, blotchy and wrinkled. Unfortunately, all too soon we realize there is no instant fix. So why is it so difficult for us to find a couple of minutes a day to treat our hands before it’s too late? The thing to remember is that it’s much easier to prevent damage than to treat it. So start taking care of your hands today. You will thank yourself later.

What does it take to make your hands look young for years to come?

Sun protection and hydration are key factors in maintaining younger looking hands. So don’t forget your hands when applying sunscreen. And don’t forget that even the best sunscreens can’t withstand frequent hand washing. You should reapply your sunscreen every time you wash your hands. Don’t think you spend much time outdoors and need a sunscreen? What about driving with your hands on the wheel. UVA light penetrates through tinted car windows. A sunscreen with at least an SPF15 should be applied daily to your hands to protect them from UV rays and prevent unsightly sun spots and leathery texture. Ole Henriksen Hands Forward SPF15 Cream not only protects against UV damage, it also hydrates, nourishes and helps even out unsightly spots. So don’t leave home without it.

What to do if the sun damage is already visible?

Try NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands. This nutrient-rich cream delivers intense moisture while improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin on the hands. It contains 2.5% pro-niacin and brightening complex to lighten discoloration and age spots, while also nourishing the skin. Apply it every night and allow 4-6 weeks to notice improvement. Still noticing sun spots? Check with your dermatologist about laser procedures and intense pulsed light therapy available to treat sun-damaged skin on the hands.