7 Top Tips: How To Make My Hands Look Younger (Sage Skincare Q&A)

How often have you looked at your hands and wondered why they look older than your face?

Do you follow an anti-ageing routine for your face, but rarely for your hands?

If the skin on your hand looks older than the skin on your face, it’s time to start an anti-ageing skin care routine that will work on your hands and make them look younger. Today, we discuss how the skin on our hands starts to change as we age, and how it can affect the overall look.

We also share with you 7 tips that can help you make your hands look younger, with simple lifestyle changes as well as practicing some easy and effective skin care methods.

How does the appearance of the hands change as we get older? What does aging look like on this part of the body?

With age, our skin becomes thinner and loses the layer of fat that protects it from outside damage and injuries.

There are many signs that can come up on the skin of your hands as you age:

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  • The skin will look thinner and more fragile.
  • Regular exposure to the sun through the years can show up in the form of liver spots.
  • Freckles and pigmentation spots can also get common.
  • You may be able to notice more veins on the hands.

7 Tips For Making Hands Look Younger Through Lifestyle Changes And The Use Of Anti-Aging And Skin Protection Products

Here are 7 tips that can help you take care of the skin on your hands, so that it does not age faster than it should, and looks younger.

1. Use products that moisturize and hydrate the skin on the hands 

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  • Just as you use a moisturizer regularly on your face and other parts of the body, you should also use one on your hands.
  • There are various reasons that can contribute to the skin on your hands becoming dry. From regular exposure to water, soaps and detergents and even exposure to the sun, your hands are often exposed to potential drying sources.
  • The right type of moisturizer will help to provide adequate hydration and lock in the moisture. This will make your skin look plumper and soft, and prevent it from drying up.
  • Some ingredients that can really help to keep the skin on your hands feel soft and look younger are vitamin E, shea butter, macadamia nut oil and even olive oil.
  • Also, when you are moisturizing your face, you can apply the same product on your hands and rub it in, especially when you are running late or have less time.

2. Protect your hands from the sun 

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  • Sun damage is not just very real and evident on your face and arms and other parts of your body, but also very much on the skin on your hands.
  • Regular exposure to the sun can cause age spots to develop on your skin that are very easily noticeable and will make your skin look older than what it actually is.
  • Make sure to apply sunscreen to your hands at least once day, if not more.
  • Also, when you are applying the sunscreen to your face, don’t just wash off your hands. Instead, take some more and immediately apply on your hands too. This way, you will take care of the skin on your face as well as that on your hands.

3. Wear gloves when cleaning or washing dishes 

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  • When you wash or clean dishes, the regular exposure to water, especially hot water, and to the dish soap can dry out your hands.
  • These remove the natural oils from your skin which can cause the skin to crack or become parched.
  • Many dish soaps also contain artificial fragrance that can cause skin irritation and trigger conditions of eczema, or already worsen existing skin conditions.
  • Wearing gloves each time you clean or wash the dishes can keep the skin on your hnads protected and young.

4. Exfoliate regularly

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  • Not exfoliating the skin on your hands on a regular basis can make the dead skin cells look more prominent.
  • This makes the hands look dull and even flaky, and prevents new and healthier skin from showing up on the surface.
  • A good way to exfoliate the skin on your hands without causing any abrasion is to use a gentle exfoliator that will remove the dead skin cells.
  • If you do not want to use a store bought exfoliator, you can make your own at home that will be gentle and also effective. You can mix a tsp of sugar with a hydrating oil of your choice, such as coconut oil or olive oil, and use this to rub the skin on your hands.
  • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and pat dry. Apply a moisturizer once your hands are dry.

5. Use a bleach

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  • Using a bleach on the skin of your hands will help to lighten the blemishes and dark spots that are prominent on your hands.
  • You can choose a bleaching cream or any other bleaching agent that you feel will work best for your skin type.
  • An easy way to do this is to use the same bleaching cream that you use on your face, so that it saves you time and effort.
  • You can also use skin care products that contain hydroquinone, as these can naturally reduce the appearance of sun spots and lighten freckles and spots.

6. Use gentler hand wash soaps

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  • When you clean your hands often with a hand washing soap, it can be harsh on your skin and make it dry and irritated.
  • When the skin on your hands becomes dry, the natural oils on your skin are stripped off.
  • This can cause itching, make your skin feel tight and also make it look older and wrinkled.
  • Instead of using a store bought hand wash soap, you can make your own at home. Take two tbsp. of castile soap, 1 tsp of fractionated coconut oil and 10 drops of any essential oil of your choice. Mix all this in a jar with a pump spout.
  • You can use this each time you want to wash your hands.

7. Use essential oils

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  • Essential oils can keep your hands feeling soft and looking younger.
  • You can add these to your moisturizing lotion, to your hand wash, to your creams and so on.
  • You can also mix a few drops of these with your regular body oil and apply on your hands through the day or night to improve skin elasticity and smoothness.
  • Some good essential oils are lavender, lemon and frankincense.

Do a lot of people overlook the skin on the hands when thinking about an anti-aging routine?

  • Most people are very careful when it comes to caring for the skin on their face. However, a lot of us forget to follow a proper skin care routine for our hands.
  • Our hands are one of the most noticeable parts of our bodies, second only to our face.
  • While you can still mask the signs of ageing on your face by using makeup, your hands are a true giveaway of your age, sometimes making you look older than you are.
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As a result, it is very important to take care of the skin on your hands, so that you can prevent it from early signs of ageing and keep it healthy and looking younger.


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