Secrets to Smooth and Younger Looking Hands
Posted on June 09 2017
Some say that the first signs of aging are not wrinkles or graying hair, but the way your hands look! Take a look. Do you see age spots, wrinkles, dryness, or fine lines? If you do, don’t feel bad! Most women don’t realize the skin on their hands is aging skin is until it doesn’t look the same as it used to. Fortunately, there are some tricks to prevent further damage and restore your hand’s youthfulness.
Smooth Away Lines
For short-term results, using hand creams with hyaluronic acid and caprylic/capric triglyceride help replenish skin moisture and volume filling in wrinkles. For long-term results using creams with glycolic acid and retinoids signal skin to produce more collagen, therefore increasing hydration along the top skin layer.
My all-time favorite natural ingredient is figs. They aren’t just delicious and sweet to eat, but a great ingredient to booth skin rejuvenation. Figs are plentiful in vitamin B, C, calcium, and phosphorus. They are also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids that condition skin within. Plus, they contain a lot of water so they have amazing moisturizing properties and are often used to restore suppleness.
Repair Cracked Skin
Skip the anti-bacterial soap every now and then. It’s important to kill bacteria, but when doing so you compromise helpful natural minerals like proteins and lipids that protect your skin from drying up. Using mild or moisturizing soap that contains Shea butter, hyaluronic acid or glycerin is gentle enough. Wearing gloves while doing the dishes or cleaning is also a helpful habit to get into.
Since you’re stripping away moisture from your hand each time you suds up, always apply lotion after to helps restore those nourishing minerals. Creams with Shea Butter soothe, quench thirsty skin and increase hydration. Aloe Vera is a miracle worker in providing moisture to new developing skin cells, and it is also rich in vitamin A & E. Vitamin A is a group of compounds that has active forms of retinoid. It helps stimulate fibro blasts— cells that develop firming tissues. Vitamin E is a nutrient, which neutralizes free radicals that can be harmful during the aging process. It is known to diminish stretch marks and scars!
Fade Age Spots
We can blame UV rays for causing age spots to appear. Personally, the backs of my hands receive the most sun exposure when I’m in my car and my hands are on the steering wheel! To prevent more spots from appearing, dab on some lotion with SPF on a daily basis before leaving your home. To treat existing spots, try a lightning cream with 2 percent hydroquinone. To naturally lighten, try creams with Vitamin C. If you want them to be instantly lighter try tinted SPF! It’s never too early to get into the habit of applying SPF on your hands.
Eating plenty of protein in your diet can help attain healthy nails. After all, nails are made out of protein! Adding some poultry, fish, beef, beans or nut butters high in protein can help. You can also try a protein-based nail strengthening formula, which stimulates nail growth.
Refrain from ripping them off! I know it’s tempting to rip off hangnails, but if you do it could get worse you’ll have a sore finger and expose yourself to fungal or bacterial infections. You can prevent hangnails by applying cuticle balm. Beeswax is a natural moisturizer known for dry cuticles. Other natural ingredients like Lanolin and Sea Buckthorn help reverse chipped, cracked dry cuticles.