If your hands are not yet receiving admiring compliments from men, it’s time to correct this omission. Follow our beauty program for at least 10 days, and you will be surprised by the changes that have taken place!
How the skin of the hands looks is primarily determined by its structure. It is no secret that she is very thin and delicate. On the back surface of the hands, in comparison with other parts of the female body, there are fewer sebaceous and sweat glands. And the moisture level of such skin is about 5 times inferior to the skin of the face. And this, despite the fact that our hands constantly withstand the most serious loads!
Sociologists have calculated that at least 5 times a day, hands are busy working in water, 20 times a month they clean vegetables, and at least 150 times a year they wash their hair and scalp. And if a woman does not plan yet to acquire a kitchen assistant — a dishwasher, then throughout her life she will have to wash the dishes 36,000 times!
Not surprisingly, in such conditions, the skin of the hands is rapidly aging. But if you take action in time, this process can be slowed down and even stopped!
1. Do not become Moidodyr
It’s a paradox, but as soon as we immerse our hands in water, we dehydrate them. That is why, after frequent washing, the skin of the hands turns red and inflamed. To avoid unpleasant phenomena, the routine procedure must be approached wisely.
Refuse cold, and even more so icy water procedures — such contribute to roughening and thickening of the skin, causing it to crack and peel off. The ideal water temperature is room temperature, and nothing else!
2. Choose your soap responsibly
Of course, in the office you don’t have to choose: what kind of soap is there, you will have to use it. But for the home, it is better to choose products with powerful moisturizing and skin-nourishing agents. For example, cream soap.
But it is better to refuse antibacterial detergents, otherwise you risk disturbing the natural balance of the skin. If for some reason this is not possible, at least try not to abuse it! And follow the “golden rule” of gentle care: after washing, the skin of the hands should be gently blotted with a towel, and not dried under a hot stream of air!
3. Always remember to moisturize
When choosing a hand cream, every woman faces a dilemma: choose a more expensive one, or will a budget option be enough, take a domestic product or look for foreign brands? But it turns out that the skin of the hands is not a gourmet at all. It doesn’t matter how much the product costs and who released it, if it has time-tested active ingredients!
For high-quality skin hydration, these are hyaluronic acid, glycerin and plant extracts of cucumber, green tea, and chamomile. For nutrition and recovery — allantoin, panthenol and vegetable oils.
On a note!
In the warm season, you need to use light products with sunscreens, and in the cold season, dense nourishing creams with protective properties.
4. Exfoliate your skin occasionally
Despite the fact that the skin of the hands often tends to dryness, it needs to be exfoliated additionally. Timely disposal of dead cells is an excellent beauty procedure that gives the skin a youthful impulse and perfectly tones. There are many hand scrubs and peels on the market, but many experts recommend using home remedies. For example, MD Brian Michelow advises to prepare a mixture of sugar and lemon juice. In addition to removing dead cells, it will delight you with lightening age spots. A beauty blogger Erin Kennedy uses olive oil and sugar.
5. Love paraffin therapy
This is one of the world’s most popular salon treatments for the skin of the hands. But it is easy to carry out at home. Cosmetic paraffin can be purchased at a pharmacy or in a store, and then, following the instructions on the label, make a SPA for hands.
If you have chosen hot wraps (there are also cold wraps), then moderate warming of the skin of the hands will help relieve joint pain, muscle tension, and improve lymph and blood circulation. Cold wraps are indicated for those who are prohibited from warming up procedures. They have the same properties, but the effect comes a little later.
6. Wear trendy gloves
No need to wait for frost to get a fashion accessory out of the bins! The skin of the hands has the “right to protection” already at +5 degrees Celsius. The more careful the attitude towards her, the longer her youth will last. And, of course, do not forget about rubber gloves. Ideally, all homework should be done in them.
In this case, you need to choose those options that are equipped with a cotton coating on the wrong side. In such gloves, the hands will not sweat much, and it is much more pleasant to work in them. And if you apply a moisturizer under the gloves, the skin will definitely be delighted!
On a note!
If, despite all efforts, it is not possible to make friends with rubber gloves, then before starting work, at least lubricate your hands with a special protective cream. It should contain glycerin, silicones and beeswax. Such a tool forms a protective film on the surface of the skin of the hands and minimizes the risk of damage and dehydration of the skin.
7. Fight pigmentation
Nothing ages the skin of the hands like dark spots on its surface. Pigmentation can and should be fought! Creams and serums with whitening properties will return a beautiful even shade to the affected skin. They contain vitamin C, citrus essential oils, licorice and flax root extract, arbutin, glycolic or salicylic acid.
If there are a lot of age spots, more “serious” means will be required. A cosmetic doctor may recommend creams based on retinoids. They are used strictly according to the scheme, and the concentration of the active substance is selected individually. Laser treatments can also be used as an alternative to chemical peels. But they have contraindications and a rather long recovery period.
8. Dive into pleasure
Perfectly refresh the skin of the hands, tone up, and return its youth and radiance to pleasant relaxing baths. They need to be carried out 2-3 times a week, lasting 15-20 minutes each.
If the skin is dry, add milk or cream to the water. When sweating palms — a pinch of sea salt and a couple of drops of pine oil. And if the skin loses elasticity, enter the base oils of almond, rose or grape seed. After spa baths, dry your skin with a towel, apply a moisturizer and let your hands rest for at least half an hour.
9. Do gymnastics
This procedure is shown to every woman, but it is especially relevant for those women who, at work, perform monotonous hand movements for a long time. For example, they play the piano, do a massage, or type on a computer. A few simple exercises will relieve stress and daytime fatigue, prevent deformation of the skin of the hands, swelling of the veins.
2 taboos in skin care
Do not smoke! Smoking is not only harmful to health, it speeds up the aging process of the skin! “Smokers have dull, gray and pale skin,” sums up the MD Brian Michelow.
Stop the operation! Tightening the skin of the hands by excising «extra centimeters» is a complex, expensive operation that carries more risks than benefits. In many cosmetic clinics, it has already been abandoned. “It is not recommended due to the high likelihood of scarring and the long healing process,” says Dr. Michelow.
10. Take care of your nails and cuticles
Beautiful hand skin is also a well-groomed condition of the cuticle, a neat manicure. It is important to take care of them no less! Cuticles will love morning and evening lubrication with natural oils, such as coconut. And the nails are treated with a soft polishing nail file, coated with medical varnish.
If you wear gel polish, do not forget to give your nails a break from time to time, as well as carry out strengthening salon procedures.
11. Trust the professionals
No matter how well they take care of the skin of their hands at home, few women manage to keep their youth without resorting to professional care. It’s always worth starting small!
Mesotherapy and biorevitalization procedures will smooth the skin of the hands and make it smooth and velvety. Increase the tone and elasticity of the event using laser technology. Chemical peels, photorejuvenation and plasma therapy will cope with pigmentation. And the effect of lifting will please elos-rejuvenation.
Extra nourishing hand cream «REPHARM»
— Contains a complex of antioxidants that prolong the youthfulness of the skin.
— Returns comfort, prevents dehydration.
— Softens, heals and restores the skin of the hands.
Approximate cost — 340 rubles.
Hand cream «Intensive moisturizing» from Avon Care
— Created on the basis of royal jelly, which has high anti-inflammatory and protective properties.
— Gives the skin care, attention and care.
Approximate cost — 60 rubles.
Cream-mask for hands and elbows, LUNDENILONA
— Contains the iconic moisturizer — low molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
— The action of «hyaluron» is complemented by panthenol, collagen, plant extracts and natural oils.
— Strengthens the skin of the hands, tones and maintains the hydro-lipid balance.
The approximate cost is 950 rubles.
Ph.Drop Everyday Hand Therapy Nourishing Hand Cream
— Has a luxurious melting texture, perfectly absorbed, does not leave greasy marks.
— Contains vitamin B3, panthenol, plant extracts, ceramides.
— Moisturizes the skin of the hands, restores and fights pigmentation.
Approximate cost — 1000 rubles.
Eveline Cosmetics Handmed anti-aging hand cream-serum
— Salvation for the skin from external negative influences.
— Based on hyaluronic acid, urea, natural oils and plant extracts.
— Reduces the appearance of pigmentation and reduces the depth of wrinkles.
Approximate cost — 137 rubles.
Zhanna Vladimirovna Blagochevskaya, cosmetologist, injector, master of hardware hair removal and manual depilation, permanent makeup specialist
Since the hands are our main assistants in all matters, they are worthy of increased attention. Every woman should take care of her hands in order to preserve their youth for a long time. And a well-chosen program of care will help in achieving this goal.
Comprehensive beauty program:
High-quality cosmetic products will help to give your hands an exemplary look. Cosmetologists recommend using not only creams, but also masks, combining mesotherapy with biorevitalization. These procedures affect the quality of the skin. To smooth wrinkles, you need to use fillers.
Thanks to a comprehensive care program, you can prevent age-related changes, make your hands look young even in adulthood.
Pay maximum attention to cleansing procedures using soaps containing moisturizing ingredients and vitamins. A high-quality cream will help replenish moisture in the skin, make the skin more elastic, and prevent dryness. One of the most effective in this regard is cosmetics with hyaluronic acid.
Give preference to cosmetic products containing plant extracts, oils and antioxidant components. To restore dry, damaged skin of the hands, creams with panthenol and glycerin are suitable.
Try to combine peelings with masks, they will make the epidermis supple and velvety. Performing such procedures regularly, you will achieve impressive results.
A good effect is given by scrubs containing fruit acids, the smallest abrasive particles. They have the ability to polish the skin, give it softness and freshness. After peeling, moisturize the skin, take care of it with vitamin masks and body wraps. Actively use creams with collagen and proteins.
Irina G. Golodneva, dermatologist, cosmetologist, 14 years of experience in cosmetology
It’s no secret that the skin of the hands can give out the age of a woman. But many women spend a lot of effort and money to preserve the youth of the face and neck, forgetting about their hands.
Signs of aging hands are:
— Thinning of the skin, subcutaneous fat.
— Visualization of veins, tendons.
— Dark spots.
Laser rejuvenation, injections of skin boosters will help stop the signs of aging.
As a prevention of aging, I recommend limiting contact with synthetic detergents, use gloves during cleaning. In summer, protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation, and in winter from frost, use the cream daily, at least in the morning and evening. It is also necessary to do peeling and hand masks 1-2 times a week.
When choosing a cream for daily care, pay attention to the composition. The following components are welcome:
— Hyaluronic acid.
— Natural oils.
And in summer, the presence of the SPF factor is important, since open areas of the body are most susceptible to photoaging. Take care of yourself and trust your hands to professionals!
Nadezhda Smirnova, nail service master
7 simple rules for maintaining youthful skin of the hands:
1. In cool and windy weather, wear gloves;
2. Use a protective cream before work;
3. Work with chemicals only with gloves;
4. Use moisturizing and nourishing creams;
5. Always dry your hands after washing;
6. Do not forget about vitamins B (recovery, color, moisture), C (strengthening blood vessels), E (elasticity, moisture);
7. Consume enough clean water.
In addition to the basic rules, it is better to use salon services. These are paraffin therapy, hot manicure, SPA care and Japanese manicure.
Paraffin therapy is a care procedure aimed at deep moisturizing of the skin. The best result is achieved after a course of 10 sessions. It is necessary to conduct a course twice a year, optimally in spring and autumn. There are two types of paraffin therapy hot and cold. The latter has no contraindications and can be done at home.
A hot manicure is a procedure that combines a manicure with deep moisturizing or nourishing the skin and nails. This manicure can be done once a week for best results.
SPA care will help moisturize or nourish the skin of the hands.
Japanese manicure is a SPA treatment not only for hands, but also for nails. Hydrates, nourishes and regenerates the skin. Only natural ingredients are used, specially selected based on the needs of a particular client.
Anton Averbukh, dermatologist, cosmetologist
Hands are the visiting card of any woman. It is they who, more often than the face, neck and décolleté, give out the age of the fair sex. The skin of the hands cannot boast of a large number of sebaceous glands: compared to the same face, there are ten times fewer of them. At the same time, hands are constantly exposed to stress: the aggressive effects of household chemicals, weather conditions (cold or, conversely, insolation from the sun’s rays). Plus, we don’t always take good care of them — we make masks, use creams, wear gloves, etc. All these factors affect the condition of the skin of the hands in the best way: they lead to dryness, thinning, the appearance of hyperpigmentation and aging, the first signs of which can appear after 30. Therefore, if you want to keep the skin of your hands young as long as possible, you need to start taking care of it from 25- summer age.
If we are talking about home care, then it is worth choosing handwashing products more carefully. Use soap as a last resort. Priority should be products / gels containing vitamins and natural oils (jojoba, shea butter). Use hand creams regularly. Look for ingredients such as glycerin, natural oils, amino acids, and squalane on cream labels. The skin of the hands, as well as the skin of the face, needs scrubbing and additional care. We didn’t find a special hand scrub in the store, the one you use for the face, coffee, salt mixed with any vegetable oil will do. Scrubbing allows you to get rid of dead cells and rejuvenate the skin of the hands. A hand mask can be prepared from cottage cheese with the addition of sour cream (in a ratio of 1: 2). You can add a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice to the mask to make the whitening effect more obvious.
In the cold season, your hands will be saved from roughness by a special compress. To prepare it, boil a couple of potatoes in their skins, mash them in a small bowl, add a teaspoon of olive oil and a little milk to make a puree. The mixture in the form of heat is applied to the hands for a maximum of 20 minutes. Then the compress is washed off with warm water and a nourishing cream is applied to the hands. Such a compress can be done once a week. And on other days, do not forget to wear gloves or mittens when going outside. To avoid the appearance of hyperpigmentation and wrinkles on the hands in the warm season, use creams with SPF when going outside.
Protect your hands with special gloves when washing dishes or doing household chores! Household chemicals deal a blow to the skin of the hands, from which it is difficult for her to recover.
Modern cosmetology can offer several options for procedures that will help preserve the beauty and youthfulness of the skin of the hands:
— Biorevitalization — the introduction of microinjections of preparations based on hyaluronic acid under the skin to rejuvenate, moisturize, stimulate collagen production. With the help of hyaluronic acid, you can not only improve the condition of the epidermis, but also smooth out fine wrinkles.
Mesotherapy is an injection technique that allows you to inject special cocktails based on fruit acids, peptides, hyaluronic acid subcutaneously to nourish and moisturize the skin, get rid of pigmentation and other signs of aging.
– Laser techniques – with the help of a laser, not only stimulation of the synthesis of elastin and collagen occurs, getting rid of visible aesthetic imperfections (hyperpigmentation, etc.), but also tissue tightening, which allows us to talk about significant rejuvenation of the skin of the hands.
With age, the skin of the hands not only loses its tone and the necessary level of moisture. Many of the fair sex 45+ are faced with another unpleasant problem: veins and joints begin to appear through the skin. The reason is the gradual depletion of subcutaneous fat in this area. But even here, medicine is not powerless — contour plastic surgery comes to the rescue with fillers based on hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite, which help to replenish the lost volumes and return the hands to a beautiful shape.
Oksana Anatolyevna Orlova, MD, PhD, researcher at the St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, laboratory of aging bioregulation, cosmetologist
Beautiful and well-groomed hands have always been and remain a subject of female pride and an element of charm. Unfortunately, it is the skin of the hands that is primarily susceptible to aging and gives out age. This is the first barrier to stress and external aggression. If we want to preserve the beauty of our hands and our psychological comfort, it makes sense to prevent aging in simple ways:
— there are miraculous protective and restorative solid vegetable oils with phospholipids: shea, coconut, cocoa to choose from. They strengthen the cell membrane and prevent it from collapsing, restore and nourish the skin.
— ultraviolet solar radiation contributes to the aging of the hands (destruction of collagen, the appearance of papillomas and moles, age spots). Therefore, regular use of sunscreen is essential.
— wearing gloves already at an air temperature of -1 degrees, it is comfortable and warm, which also prevents colds.
With age, the need to visit a beautician may be added to these recommendations. Your doctor may suggest the following procedures:
– Non-injection: paraffin therapy in combination with massage.
— Hardware technologies: phototherapy (IPL), diode laser, iontophoresis: rejuvenation, brightening, nutrition of hand skin.
– Injectable: it’s no secret that our skin “dries out” with age, the lost volume of the hands will be restored by fillers (fillers) based on hyaluronic acid, rejuvenation by platelets of one’s own blood plasma (plasma therapy).
And, of course, no one canceled the importance of home skin care. Here, it is reasonable to support the achieved result with applications of oils: shea, coconut and cocoa under household gloves or cling film daily. The skin is a very grateful organ, in response to such care, it will be in a “velvet state” for as long as you like.
Cosmetic dermatology / Bauman L., trans. from English. Ed. Potekayeva N.N. — 2011
Dermatology in clinical practice / Ed. Potekaev N.N., E. Finlay, M. Chaudhary — 2011