Like the face, hands are dead giveaways when it comes to age. A lot of mainstream commercials tell you to focus on keeping the face as youthful as possible but they simply don’t put enough emphasis on keeping your hands looking young. Well, friend, that changes today. Perfection, or the pursuit of it, lies in being able to iron out as many small details as you can. And today, we take care of your hands.
Wear gloves when cleaning
The first ones are always the most obvious but often overlooked. Cleaning agents are designed to be tough on dirt. They are almost always acidic. Cleaning agents will break down and dry out your skin, leaving you with cracked, tough skin on your hands. Aside from the health hazards, this poses, dry skin also leaves wrinkles more pronounced.
Dry skin isn’t just caused by cleaning agents. The products that are meant to help keep ourselves clean may not be harsh enough to cause immediate damage to our skin, but they are more than capable of stripping natural oils from our skin. Use a gentler soap and use moisturizing lotions to avoid that stretched-out skin feeling.
Now that you know how to keep your hands moisturized, you need to shed all that dead skin off to reveal the younger skin underneath. Use an oil-based scrub to reveal your beautiful skin and to help restore some of the elasticity and smoothness of your skin. Exfoliate once or twice a week depending on your skin’s sensitivity.
Wear driving gloves
Whether it’s Summer or Winter, you’re exposing your hands to the weather while you drive. Both kinds of weather result in the same thing - dry and cracked skin. It’s easy to avoid this. Add a layer of protection. Just wear driving gloves to protect your skin from the harsh weather.