Hands Should Be Part of Your Skincare Routine
For most of us when we think about caring for our skin, only one part of our body comes to mind – our face. Yet the truth is, skin is skin. If you don’t give it the tender loving care it needs, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and all of the other myriad signs of aging can creep up – FAST.
So what’s the most neglected area of skin across the board?
Experts say it’s your hands.
When it comes to skincare, you wash them, you slather on sanitizer, you use them for all of your daily tasks, but you may forget that they also need to be exfoliated, moisturized and given the same care that you lavish on your face.
In fact, caring for your hands might just be even more important, since they are one of the first areas of your body to being showing the signs of aging and since they have a far less amount of sebaceous glands than your face, they tend to be much dryer and prone to cracking and wrinkles.
The aging of your hands can also stack up due to the fact that they’re exposed to far more UV rays than the rest of your body. After all, while you may put sunscreen or makeup that contains sunscreen on your face and cover the rest of your body with clothing, your hands are left unprotected from the sun’s powerful rays.
With that in mind, here’s how to keep your hands beautiful and simply ageless every day.
#1 – Exfoliate gently
For gorgeous hands, with fewer lines, you have to slough off the dead skin cells to reveal the fresh, youthful skin below and improve the absorption of your other products.
Use a gentle exfoliant, like 3 in 1 Exfoliate, on the backs of your hands at least one time each week. This exfoliator is perfect for your hands because it’s crafted to care for even the most fragile skin, using only natural ingredients like sugar cane.
It gently sweeps away the dead layer of cells while soothing and hydrating with apricot oils, aloe, green tea and seaweed. As an added bonus these antioxidants also help to combat the free radical damage caused by that daily UV exposure.
#2 – Slather on a daily cream
Every morning, you should be using a daily moisturizing cream that delivers deep hydration and nourishment. A great choice is our brand new Miracles and More Nourishing Hand Cream, which is ultra-luxurious, non-greasy, and quick absorbing yet loaded with the botanical oils and vitamins your hands need to stay moisturized and soothed each day.
#3 – Go rich with your nighttime cream
Finally, be sure to wrap your hands in a rich cream before you slip between your sheets at night. Overnight is the time your skin uses to heal so you want to be sure to give it everything it needs to look its best when you wake.
Our nighttime fave for hands is our Hand Protector Cream, an intense moisturizer for very dry skin, combining the power of aloe leaf plus avocado oil to moisturize and nourish the skin with rich levels of vitamin E, as it boosts collagen production for younger looking hands.
Miraculously beautiful hands are waiting
Love your hands with the three simple steps above and be sure to add sunscreen before you go out. Your hands will be gorgeous, soft, supple and simply ageless.