Are Your Hands Giving Away Your Age?

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Even if your face doesn’t give away your age, your hands may. Over time our hands start to develop those little tell take signs such as age spots (commonly called liver spots), wrinkles and other irregularities cause by simple exposure to the elements.

In our youth driven world the last thing you want is your hands giving away your age. Most skin damage can be attributed to what is called free radicals. Those nasty little molecules cause damage to the healthy cells in our body which start to cause age spots and more. You need to take time to find ways to combat free radical damage. One way is to start looking for hand care lotions that are formulated with antioxidants, such as Vitamins A, C and E. Today there are even more potent antioxidants on the market such as pycnogenal which is a pine-bark extract that can be 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E. There is also astaxanthin which is a marine algae which is 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E. 

Look for hand lotions that have been created with antioxidants and will have help combat free radical damage. You want a hand lotion which does more than just moisturize your hands. Your moisturiser can also feed your skin and fight free radical damage with antioxidants.

In doesn’t hurt to use a cleansing sugar scrub once a week when you give yourself a manicure to give your hands the best care ever.  Look for one that will cleanse gently, as well as exfoliate and condition your hands. Having overly dry hands will show your age more, so carry a moisturizing hand lotion in your purse or car.

hand creamIt is easy to neglect our hands and allow them to age more than our face which we take better care of. If this applies to you, now is the time to start taking better care of your hands. It will be helpful if you do something as simply as apply rich moisturizing hand lotion at night as well as cuticle oils around your nails and go to bed wearing cotton gloves. It will soften your hands and improve their look over night.

By Kim Snyder Owner Overall Beauty. The only place on the web to find pure Overall Beauty Minerals eye shadows, BB Couture best selling nail polish, Magic Lash Eye Lash Enhancer, Natural Empathy specialty bath and products from the UK and so much more. We want to be your one stop beauty shop!