Serums, moisturizers, exfoliators, creams; the amount of elixirs that the average woman has on her bathroom counter can be a beautifully comprehensive collection. Looking healthy and young is a priority for many women, but what they don’t realize is that their hands, not their faces, are the first to show signs of aging. Tending to your hands is just as important (if not more so!) as following your skincare regimen, but how can you keep your hands looking and feeling beautiful? It’s a snap!

 

1.Wash with lukewarm water: Hot water can be very drying, and moisture is the key to a youthful appearance. Washing hands with tepid water for 20 seconds will still kill germs but save your skin.

 

2. Wear gloves: Household tasks like cleaning, washing dishes and gardening can wreak havoc an on your hands and nails. Wear a pair of rubber gloves to protect them from irritating chemicals and winter gloves to shield the cold while keeping them from drying out and/or getting chapped. Cover up!

 

3. Use a hand cream with at least SPF 25: Veins can start to appear more prominent as collagen and elastin break down in the skin, and sun exposure speeds up this deterioration, leading to a rough texture and potentially skin cancer. Always (always always) use a lotion or cream with SPF.  

 

4. Make your products work double duty: When applying anything anti-aging, exfoliating, spot correcting, etc. to your face, rub the excess on your knuckles and cuticles. The complexion-perfecting ingredients can work the same magic on your hands! Products rich in alpha hydroxy acids, aloe, or lactic acid help you look gorgeous all over. 

 

5. Whip up a homemade remedy: An olive oil and sugar scrub is an easy way to deliver nourishing omega-3 fatty acids while buffing away rough spots. Simply mix together ¼ teaspoon each of olive oil and sugar and massage onto the backs of hands every few days.

 

6. Manage your mani: Change your nail polish sparingly as the drying acetone in most removers can cause peeling and cracking. Try to keep color changes to once every week/week and a half.

 

Follow the tips above and ensure youthful, gorgeous looking hands all year long!

 

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