Are Your Hands Starting To Look Older? These Are The Reasons Why
It is probably because of these ‘bad’ habits.
Even though it is very normal, you don’t really want people to tell your age from your hands. Those beautiful, strong, and youthful hands won’t keep forever, but there are ways to prevent the aging of your skin. According to an American dermatologist, there are a few daily activities we do that make our hands look older than we really are. Do you want to do something about it? Follow these helpful tips.
This is how you prevent the skin on your hands from aging.
Do you suffer from germ phobia or, in other words, a fear of germs? Then you are likely to use some disinfectant gel on a daily basis. This gel makes sure that germs disappear from your hands. This is because there is a large amount of alcohol in these gels, which makes your skin really dry. Your hands will get dry and wrinkly much quicker when you use disinfectant gel. So don’t use it too much or try using it on the palms of your hands only.
Do you love getting your nails done at the local nail salon? Then you have probably had your hands under a UV lamp. This is not good for your hands as the light of this lamp makes your skin older. Therefore, try to limit your visits to the nail salon or try giving yourself a manicure at home. A few flasks of quality nail polish will go a long way already.
Doing the dishes
Do you have a dishwasher? No? Then you probably can’t escape doing the dishes yourself. Unfortunately, detergent also causes the skin on your hands to dry out. Doing the dishes with rubber gloves on is a good solution to spare your hands from getting all wrinkly in the water. You’ll probably feel like a diva when you’re doing the dishes with rubber gloves on but your hands will be grateful. That’s what it’s all about right?
Washing your hands
According to the dermatologist, it is sensible to wash your hands with PH neutral soap. You’re probably using ‘standard’ soap right now, which causes your hands to get really dry. So the next time you buy soap, check the packaging well because it tells you the soap’s PH value. PH neutral soap will clean your hands just as good as the soap you’re using now, but it will make your skin less dry. Great!
We all know that we need to put sunscreen on our legs and arms when the sun is out and burning, but we often forget to include our hands. When you’re out and about, your hands are most exposed to the sun together with your face. If you forget to put sunscreen on, your hands will look older much quicker. So the next time you go shopping, do remember to include your hands when you put on sunscreen.
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