Keeping your skin youthful, radiant, and healthy is much easier when you practice a good skin care routine and keep your entire body in good shape. But there are also many factors that make hands look older, including age spots, wrinkles and creped skin, thin skin, dryness, and stained or brittle nails. You can take years off the look of your hands by treating these issues. And by taking care of your hands, eating well, avoiding the sun, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle, you can have glowing, supple skin for many years to come.Treat age spots. These spots, which are also called liver spots, are caused by neither age nor your liver. In fact, they are areas of hyperpigmentation caused by increased melanin production that occurs because of UV exposure.The appearance of sun spots can be reduced with:Skin bleaching agents that contain hydroquinone.Fading or lightening creams that contain glycolic or kojic acid, vitamin C, licorice, and mushroom extract.Laser therapy or intense pulsed light therapy.Address the signs of aging. As we age, the skin on our hands can become wrinkled and creped (looking like crepe paper or streamers) because of fat loss and collagen and elastin depletion. Skin can also become saggy, red, or discolored, and develop a poor texture or growths.
Dryness and cracking can also make your hands look older. Regular moisturizing and the use of anti-aging creams can prevent dryness and the signs of aging.Always moisturize your hands after you bathe or wash your hands. Pat your hands dry and apply your favorite moisturizer while they’re still damp.Make a moisturizing hand mask with one tablespoon (5.5 grams) of oat flour, and one tablespoon (0.5 ounces) each of rose water and either almond, olive, coconut, or jojoba oil. Warm the mixture on the stove and apply it to your hands. Wrap your hands in plastic wrap and rinse the mask off once it has cooled, about 10 to 15 minutes.Look for anti-aging creams that contain ingredients such as retinol, antioxidants, and peptides.To help plump your hands up again, try a retinoid cream, a weekly collagen mask on the back of your hands, or rub into your hands an eye cream that contains hyaluronic acid.Exfoliate your skin. By removing dead skin cells, exfoliation can make your skin softer and brighter, and help even out the skin tone. You can exfoliate by gently rubbing your skin with kitchen remedies like coffee grounds or oats, or look for an exfoliating product that contains alpha-hydroxy acids, vitamin C, and retinoids….