Hands Care Essentials

Probably spend a lot of time and money when it comes to the skin on your face, whether it’s expensive anti-aging serums, professional facials, or a dedicated routine. Obviously, looking after the skin on your face will keep pesky signs of aging at bay, but did you know there’s another part of your body that might betray you?

The skin on your hands is often exposed to much more extreme conditions than the rest of your body. Your hands are exposed to as much sun, wind, sand and pollution as your face is, but they also have to deal with constantly being washed and exposed to water, soap and drying hand sanitizer. The skin on the top of your hands is also quite thin; meaning that as collagen production naturally slows down, veins, knuckles and wrinkles become more prominent.

What can you do about that? A lot, actually. Using the right products is just as important for your hands as it is for your face. Below are five of our favorite hand and nail products to keep your hands looking youthful and healthy for years to come.

Dr.Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream – Keeping your hands hydrated is one of biggest steps you can take to keep them looking young. This rich and intensely moisturizing hand cream contains kalanchoe and althaea extract to prevent moisture loss, and plant oils to deeply treat and repair your hands. We recommend keeping this on your bedside table and applying every night before you go to bed.

Kerstin Florian Correcting Brightening Body Peel – Peels are a great option if you have a big event (like a wedding or engagement party) coming up. These peel cloths are pre-soaked in glycolic and lactic acid to slough off dead skin cells and instantly brighten your skin. They will also repair damaged skin and help fade any hyperpigmentation or sun spots.

Dermalogica MultiVitamin Hand & Nail Treatment – Perfect for on-the-go moisturizing, this non-greasy hand and nail treatment is chockfull of vitamins and minerals to soothe your skin and protect against environmental damage. Soothing pro-vitamin B5, brightening vitamin C and anti-aging vitamin A will keep your hands in tip-top shape, while algae extract, grape seed and ginkgo biloba protect you skin. If you are prone to dry or brittle nails, keep this cream in your purse and apply it each time you wash your hands.

Eve Lom Hand Cream +SPF 10 – Your hands generally get as much sun exposure as your face does, but unfortunately most of us don’t protect our hands the way we protect our faces. Slathering leftover sunscreen on the back of your hands isn’t enough, but a dedicated hand cream with SPF will protect your hands from the sun while keeping them moisturized. This sunscreen has an SPF 10 and will keep your hands safe from the sun and other environmental damage.

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