If you do not have cosmeceuticals dedicated specifically to your hands, keep this in mind: many dermatologists say that they can take their best guess at a person’s age by looking at the skin on their hands. The skin on your hands is some of the most delicate on your body and, unfortunately, also an area that is frequently neglected. Try these products to keep your hands from aging ahead of the rest of your skin.
Cosmeceuticals with Hyaluronic Acid
Anti-aging cosmeceuticals often contain hyaluronic acid because it helps plump up sagging skin and also helps to repair damaged tissues. It is often found in serums, which people apply to their faces after their cleanser but before their moisturizer. Serums, however, can benefit your hands just as well as they can your face and should be used in exactly the same way. After washing your hands at night but before applying lotion, apply a small amount of your regular serum to your hands. Doing this regularly will take years off their appearance.
Of course, a major concern with our hands is keeping them clean after they have touched doorknobs, money and all kinds of other germy things throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is an easy way to keep hands clean on the go but the gel options often dry out the delicate skin on the hands. Instead, switch to an antibacterial lotion. They are just as effective in killing bacteria on the hands but, rather than drying out the skin, they actually moisturize it at the same time.
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
If you have a regular skin care routine, a lotion with some degree of SPF should be part of it. We all know this and, yet, many of us forget that we should be applying it to all of our skin, including our hands. One of the reasons that hands tend to age so quickly is because they are not often protected from the sun. As a result, dark spots or age spots are common on the backs of the hands. Simply applying sunscreen to the hands as you would any other hand lotion can help prevent this. Remember that you should be putting a full application on your hands and not just rubbing in leftover lotion.
Having a special regimen of cosmeceuticals just for your hands is one of the easiest and quickest ways to look years younger. To see products available from Genovo Skincare or to get an order started, click here.
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