Ladies, you may already have a regular anti-aging skincare routine for your face, but it’s time to put a plan in action to prevent aging hands. A good preventative plan includes daytime hydration, sun protection and nighttime repair.
Retaining moisture and protecting skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays is key for during the day. Both types of rays play an important role in conditions such as premature skin aging and skin cancers, reports the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40 covers both bases in a silky lightweight texture; hydrating with rich argan oil and protecting with a physical sunblock capable of blocking both UVA and UVB rays.
The small 1fl oz tube slips easily into your daytime bag. Formulated with sea buckthorn fruit (uh, say what?) – a small orange berry that grows naturally in the mountainous regions of China and Russia – packs a powerful antioxidant punch; helping to prevent aging hands, along with nourishing Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Dr. Perricone’s Cold Plasma Body can be used all over but the hefty price tag encourages conservative use. Perfect for one pump applied to the hands before bedtime, we keep ours on our nightstand.
Rough hands will appear smooth and rejuvenated as glycolic acid gently exfoliates and purifies the skin and DMAE diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. Though the smell is anything but pleasant, you’ll hardly notice it as you drift off to sleep and wake up to younger, smoother, softer hands.
If you happen to be one of the many U.S. commuters The Texas Transportation Institute reported in 2015 spends more than 42 hours a year stuck in traffic, your hands could be exposed to damaging sun exposure holding the steering wheel without you even realizing it.
UVA rays which penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays play a major role in skin aging and wrinkling and are able to penetrate glass (Skin Cancer Foundation).
We recommend wearing UV protecting driving gloves like these from Coolibar. While not particularly fashionable (who’s going to see you anyway?), these lightweight gloves made from lycra material are durable, breathable, offer UPF 50+ and are machine washable.
-by BOND EN AVANT
Photographed by Amy Chang