Our hands are unfortunately the most neglected area that we tend to foresee. Most of us have a skincare routine for our face but we don’t often make the effort for our hands. I’ll admit I have a hand cream sitting by my bedside table, but it gets overlooked at most days! It is time to start making changes as the first signs of aging starts showing in our hands. They sure take the beating with the amount of sun exposure, frequent handwashing and harsh conditions that accelerates the aging of our hands. As we age, our hands lose fat and elasticity and our skin loses volume. Our hands will start to show signs of wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots and can also look skeletal from the lose of fat.
How can we make our hands look younger? It’s not too late we can turn back the clock to reverse the signs of aging on our hands.
- Exfoliation helps to promote healthy skin cells and increases the ability of moisturisers to absorb better.
Recommendation: ASAP Revitalizing body scrub
- Moisturise every day and if possible, every time you wash your hands.
Frequent washing can take the toll on your hands causing them to be dehydrated and dry. Wear gloves if you are handling chemicals or washing dishes. Sanitisers contain alcohol and that can drastically dry the hands, so even more so you need to moisturize!
Recommendation: Aspect Dr Hand and body cream OR
Aspect Pigment punch body
- Wearing SPF daily and every time you are heading outdoors or driving. The UV damage from the sun can age our hands significantly. We apply sunblock on our face daily so let’s make sure we don’t forget our hands too.
Recommendation: Mesoestetic body lotion SPF 30,
Coola Mineral body lotion SPF 30 or 50
Supplements are important for looking after skin health from within. We may be lacking in certain nutrients or Essential Fatty acids that is a contributing factor to the health of our skin. Essential Fatty Acids prevent premature aging.
Recommendation: Bestow Beauty Plus oil
LED red light therapy is an excellent weekly treatment to rejuvenate the hands. It has scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of sunspots, pigmentation, redness, wrinkles, dry cracking skin, and uneven skin tone.
Recommendation: Omnilux glove LED light therapy
We offer in clinic hand treatments such as Solar Genesis, Dermafrac. Peels and microdermabrasion that can drastically improve sun damage, age spots, wrinkles, and hydration. Book in for a consultation to see which treatment is right for you.