We’re going to give it to you straight—your hands are giving away your age. All of that time and effort you put into your skincare regimen, and your hands get left behind. It’s understandable though; hands are easy to overlook. However, they do lose skin elasticity and fat fast. When that happens, just know there are options. We talked to cosmetic dermatologist and director of 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center in New York City, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, and he gave us the lowdown on all of the options.
Keep reading to find out what you can do about aging hands!
The easiest way to get younger looking hands is to treat them to all the same anti-aging products your face gets. Retinols exfoliate your skin to reduce fine lines, even out skin tone, and lighten sunspots, all the while building collagen below the surface. Opt for a prescription-strength retinoid on your hands (they can take it). Moisturize often, of course. And don’t forget sun protection. “Use sunscreen 365 days a year, and apply it both after you shower and 30 minutes before sun exposure.”
How well have you been caring for your hands?