A Handy Guide to Looking Young

Like rings in a tree trunk, lines, creases, dark spots, and bulging veins on the back of your hands are the sneaky little hints that give away your age. How to avoid that? We’ve got the answer for you.

The hands are one of the first places where we see the signs of aging, and also the area most people neglect when it comes to skin care. This happens due to several reasons, not only are they consistently exposed to sun, wind, chemicals and other elements, but we put them to work every day. In addition, the skin on the back of our hands is thinner than on the rest of our bodies, therefore being the most prone to ageing and damage.

Luckily, there are ways to avoid it all and maintain the hands’ youthful look. Follow these steps to keep your hands feeling soft and looking healthy.

1. Moisturize

The skin on your hands is more apt to dryness than your face or anywhere else. To prevent chapping and to keep your hands soft, rub a thick hand cream or body butter onto your hands daily. Keep a bottle in your purse, at your work desk and at home.

2. Exfoliate

Rub your hands with a salt scrub every once in a while to remove any dry, dead cells. The process will reveal smooth, glowing skin that makes your hands look instantly younger.

3. Use Sunscreen

To prevent age spots and wrinkles, don’t skimp on sunscreen! Put at least SPF 30 on your hands and body before you go out in the sun. And don’t forget to reapply when needed.

4. Stay out of Hot Water

Continuous exposure to hot water can strip your hands of natural oils and be very tough on your skin. To prevent burning and dehydration to your skin, use lukewarm water when you can, and wear gloves when you’re dealing with scalding hot water.

5. Usage of Gloves

When the weather is cold, wearing gloves outside helps to prevent chapping of your skin. But just because winter is finally over doesn’t mean it’s time to put away all of your gloves. When you’re doing the dishes, cleaning with chemicals and detergents or working outside, it’s best to protect your hands from damage with latex or rubber gloves.

6. Splurge on a Salon Manicure

Every once in a while, getting your cuticles cleaned up and softened professionally is worth the few extra bucks. Plus, when your nails are evened out and polished with a bright spring color, your hands will instantly look younger. The hand massage the manicurists give you is more than just relaxing—it encourages blood flow through your hands, which helps the skin glow and keep its elasticity.

7. Treat your Hands Overnight

Pamper your hands overnight by slipping them into a pair of moisturizing gloves. These special spa gloves absorb your lotion, or already contain oils, minerals and other ingredients to nourish your hands and help them retain moisture.

Try out some of the products available at BasharaCare and feel the difference:

Revitalise Me Hand Lotion by Elemis: This conditioning hand lotion contains rich and hydrating jojoba, gold of pleasure oil to soften and moisture skin.

Glamour Gloves by Bliss: Glamorous gloves for gorgeously soft hands. Slip into these and get ready for seriously silky smooth hands.

Hand Crème SPF 10 by Eve Lom: Moisturises, hydrates, brightens and refines the hands for a more youthful appearance.

 

Injeel Firoz

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