Want to know a person's age? Just look at their hands.
We have all heard that before, and for good reason. After the face, the hands are the second most visible, tell-tale signs of a person’s age - and one of the most neglected parts of our body.
Think of all our hands do for us, and all we put them through during an average day; Fine detail work, picking up groceries, washing dishes, planting a garden, incessant hand washing with drying soaps, brushing the dog, cooking dinner, cleaning the house, helping to build a Lego set, laundry, and the list literally goes on and on (and on).
The least we can do is show our hands a little love.
We get many questions from patients on how to make the hands look and feel more youthful. Our goal at Save the Wave Skincare
is to provide Skincare with Purpose. What that means to you is targeted, simple, and effective ingredients in our products for the healthiest and most beautiful skin.
A good skincare regimen for the hands can be highly effective in maintaining skin thickness and fullness, while minimizing pigment and other signs of aging.
Always remember, whatever you do for your face
, do for your hands (and neck and décolletage, for that matter). Any products you use to keep your face looking healthy and beautiful can (and should) be applied to other high-risk areas as well. Most of the causes of aging of the skin comes from sun exposure, so protection from UV irradiation and damaging free radicals is a must.
Follow these few simple steps:
Personally, we like the SPF 30 Mineral Foam
Sunblock for body, as it glides on easily and covers a large area quickly and is a nice option for hair bearing areas. Remember to reapply your sunscreen several times during the day. All our sunscreens fit easily in your purse, baby bag or backpack for reapplication.
Like the face, our hands and forearms can benefit from the collagen boosting benefits of nightly retinol. Hydrating Retinol Serum
is also helpful to improve the texture and tone of the skin as well as inhibit unwanted pigment.
Speaking of unwanted pigment, our Triple Action Whitening Serum can be an added in the evening as well if you are looking to fade those pesky sunspots.
5) Cleanse the hands with gentle, non-drying cleansers as much as you can; Our Almond
soap are great options to have by all the sinks in your house for daily gentle use.
6) Don't forget to moisturize! We try to moisturize after every hand washing. Our go-to is the Nourishing Everything Oil
, Biomarine Hydration Cream
or one of our mineral based sunscreens. It very much depends on what activity you doing and what time of the day it is. During the day, we are much more likely to use a sunscreen to keep my hands protected from UV exposure, but at night the Nourishing Everything Oil for its calming scent and extra hydration. Biomarine Cream is an any time of the day you need the extra hydration.
Hand heath and rejuvenation doesn't have to be difficult, and with simple yet consistent care, your hands will look and feel as beautiful and healthy as you are on the inside.
When they ask how old you are? Give them a high-five.