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Don't Let Your Hands Betray Your Age

March 2nd, 2014 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink

You maintain a trim figure, an up-to-date wardrobe, a flattering haircut and subtle, yet polished makeup. But if you neglect your hands and nails, one glance can betray your age -- or make you look older than you really are. Taking a few simple steps, however, can ensure that your hands look as good as possible.

Protecting Your Hands

Your hands work hard -- typing, washing dishes, carrying objects and performing manual chores. Exposing your skin to harsh elements, especially cold and ultraviolet rays, can accelerate the appearance of age spots and crepey skin than makes you look old.

Exfoliate your hands at least once per month along with exfoliating your face, back, elbows and feet to remove dry, dead skin. Our aesthetician can also treat age spots that can make you look older. However, if you notice suspicious changes in moles or other spots on your hands, see your dermatologist immediately.

Apply sunscreen to your hands along with the rest of your body when you're exposed to the sun. Wear gloves when you're out in the cold or performing tasks such as washing dishes. Moisturize your hands after you bathe or whenever they're exposed to water. For extra pampering, apply lotion or cream to your hands overnight while wearing gloves.

Reward Your Hands With Pampering

Regular manicures maintain your cuticles and give your nails a groomed look that can help your hands convey a younger vibe. Add a massage to increase blood flow to your hands and improve the elasticity of your skin. Even an occasional manicure can boost your confidence and help you feel pampered.

Healthy Hands From the Inside Out

Maintaining a balanced diet can also maintain youthful hands. A diet rich in vitamins A, C and E along with protein and Omega-3 fatty acids helps your hands maintain their youthful plumpness, helps prevent wrinkles and promote healthy nails. You can also take fish oil supplements or a multivitamin to supplement your diet. Vitamin enriched creams can also be applied topically to your hands.

Ease stress from typing and manual chores with a form of hand Yoga. Grip a pair of Chinese stress relief balls in one hand to promote circulation and provide gentle stretching. After a few minutes, switch hands.

Give Yourself a Hand

In the rush of everyday life, it's easy to overlook doing things that maintain young looking hands. But keeping your hands looking young requires minimal time. Moreover, the rewards of making hand care part of your regular routine are well worth the effort.

Often times, people get so caught up in their beauty regimen that they neglect to take care of their hands. We use are hands every day -- shaking hands, waiving and pointing. Some people even talk with their hands. Since your hands are constantly on display, should make sure you extend your beauty routine to include  your hands. Afterall, you don't want your hands to be the ones that give your age way!