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You have a whole skincare routine planned out when it comes to your face – serums, lotions, sunscreens, but what about aging hands care? We seem to not care as much about our hands and feet as we do for the face. Not having a good, caring plan for your hands can make you look older than you are! 

How to take care of aging hands?

Your hands will give away your age, even if your face won’t because hands are not only prone to the first signs of aging but usually age faster than your face. So what are the signs of hands aging and what should be done to fight these signs?

  1. Crepey Skin

Too much exposure to UV rays can lead to collagen damage, which causes the skin to become thinner and creates a crumpled appearance. This is where sunscreen comes to the rescue. You can also use over-the-counter retinol that is used to treat facial wrinkles. These may improve the texture of your hands, along with being beneficial to your face. Before going to bed, take a pea-sized drop of the product to stimulate the production of collagen that will help thicken the skin of your hands.

  1. Sun Spots

Due to years of exposure to the sun, dark spots are formed at the back of your hands. With age, these dark spots become more prominent and keep multiplying. Prevention is the key in this situation. Before you leave the house, take a dime-sized dab of sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF and keep reapplying throughout the day. For existing spots, you should use products that contain melanin-inhibiting ingredients like niacinamide, kojic acid, and licorice root.

Get the Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream. It offers sun protection, hydrates the skin, and improves skin’s elasticity. Built with SPF 50, this cream will help prevent sun spots, hyperpigmentation and redness.

  1. Dry Patches

We all know that keeping your hands hydrated is very important, but as we grow up, the barrier of skin becomes weaker and more vulnerable to irritants like water and soap. This ultimately leads to inflammation, increased dryness and it may also cause cracks in the outer layer of the skin. To keep your hands moisturized throughout the day, use a hand cream rich in shea and cocoa butter. These butters will create a barrier to keep out the irritants and sustain the water. Pilgrim Shea & Cocoa Body Butter is perfect to use for your hands. This moisturizer is rich in vitamins and contains white lotus extracts that will melt directly on your skin and lock the moisturizer in. This moisturizer will help preserve your beauty and youth. You should also minimize contact with water as over-washing your hands can dry out your skin. Each time you wash your hands, reapply the body butter to retain the moisture.

  1. Stained Nails

Yellow nails, ugh! These look ugly and make you look like you have celebrated more birthdays than you actually have. Mostly due to polish wear and tear, sometimes discoloration might be a sign of a serious fungal infection, so you should check in with your doctor once. Rub your nail beds using a lemon wedge, to remove the stains caused by nail polish. To smooth the surface and restore the natural shine of your nails, use a nail buffer. 

  1. Unkempt Cuticles

As much shabby as unkempt cuticles look, these can also lead to infection and nail damage. To keep your cuticles like new, follow these steps once a week: Take a cuticle remover and dissolve dead cells. Then, with the help of a nail grooming tool, push back the skin gently. Apply an occlusive ointment on it, to finish. Remember to never cut the cuticle as it opens a door for bacteria.

  1. Prominent Veins

Veins that were previously tucked away get exposed when we grow old, due to the loss of fat volume. Creams and serums that contain hyaluronic acid may plump up your skin temporarily to make these veins less noticeable. 

Thus, along with your face, you should also pay attention to other parts of your body, including your feet and hands. Follow the above-mentioned tips to keep them from getting all wrinkly and surely, no one’s guessing your age by looking at your hands anytime soon! 

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