secrets to younger-looking hands Wave goodbye to the telltale signs of ageing with our top tips and tricks
Wave goodbye to the telltale signs of ageing with our top tips and tricks
No matter what we do to our faces in an effort to look younger, there’s one area that will always give the age game away – our hands. So what can you do to keep your hands looking youthful? Well there’s plenty, actually…
Banish brown spots One of the first signs of ageing on your hands are small brown marks, or age spots. In the dermatologist’s clinic, laser and chemical peels will be used to treat pigmentation – but to replicate this type of treatment at home, look for products containing citric acid, which will improve your skin’s appearance.
Healthier nails It’s not just the skin on your hands that ages. Nails can age too – the classic sign is deep horizontal ridges down the nail. Combat this by gently buffing each nail and then smooth the surface with a base coat. Be careful not to over-buff your nails as this can leave them brittle and weak.
Use an SPF We know we need to protect our faces year-round from the damaging effects of UV rays, but why not our hands too? Protect yours with a high SPF every day. Choose one that comes in a convenient tube that you can pop in your handbag and reapply throughout the day as needed.
Try a nude manicu re Self- conscious about wrinkles and brown marks on your hands? A bright nail colour might draw unwanted attention to them. Instead, opt for a classy nude, which will create the illusion of longer fingers and make hands look more elegant. Choose a shade that’s close to your skin tone and apply a few coats for nail perfection.
Mo isturise, Mo isturise! Our hands go through a lot of trauma we wouldn’t expose our faces to. Cold weather, strong detergents, cleaning products that contain bleach, endless handwashing… the list goes on. Applying a hand cream at least twice a day, in the same way you apply moisturiser to your face, will keep your hands looking good. It will also form a barrier to soothe and calm redness and irritation.