We do a lot to stop our face and neck from ageing but have you realised that you have been neglecting your hands a lot? This sounds a bit indulgent but it is important and it is not at all extravagant! The skin of our hands is more delicate. Let's take a look at what harms our skin and how can we protect it from that damage.
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Never forget to apply sunscreen on the back of your hands. Oh, and you have to reapply after every time you wash hands or after every few hours as well. Invest in matt sunscreens and try to buy the organic ones. What sun exposure does is it affects ageing by causing damage to the skin. This leads to wrinkles and in some cases, it has lead to skin cancer as well. Too much sun ages us because the ultraviolet light destroys elastin and promotes wrinkles. Buy Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel, SPF 50, here which is originally priced at Rs 440, but you can buy it here for Rs 286!
For evening, get a moisturiser which has a protein-rich hand cream formula with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, emblica, soothing extracts or essential oils and a formula that is water-reactivated so that you don’t have to apply again and again.
Look for a hand cream which has ceramides, molecules that form a protective layer and retain moisture. If you work on a system all the time and do not want your hands to get greasy then apply the cream on the back of your hands. Also if you work in a centrally air-conditioned office then moreover you need to hydrate your skin a lot. Buy Cetaphil Dam Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion here which is priced at Rs 166.
Let your foot scrub and face scrub, your hand needs scrubbing as well to get rid of the dead skin. Get a not very harsh and not too light a scrub and treat your hands to a good manicure once in a while so that the SPF can seep in properly. Buy Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan Removal Scrub for All Skin Types, here which is originally priced at Rs 199 but you can buy it here for Rs 149!
If you live in an area, location or say a very dry climate, you need double hydration. Once a week apply a hand cream overnight and wear a spa glove. This will help your hands in soaking in all the much-needed goodness. Many doctors recommend that you follow the anti-ageing routine you use on your face, on your hands as well. The skin of your hands is way thinner as we mentioned before, so is it not obvious that the care for your hands which are working all the time need hydration and pampering as well?!