7 Recommendations to Care for Aging Hands

November 16, 2019
Applying creams through massages, as well as using sunscreen, are fundamental to care for your hands as they age and prevent signs of premature aging.

The best way to take care of yourself as you age is by practicing healthy habits that help your body deal with the changes. Following this kind of healthy routine will help your physical health and appearance. On that note, today we’re going to talk about some healthy habits to care for aging hands.

Your hands should be considered one of the main parts of your body when it comes to care. After all, you use your hands constantly, every single day. The skin and joints in your hands also feel the effects of aging and certain activities.

In reality, there are many ways to look after the health of your hands. Aesthetic treatments are very effective and vary on price and application techniques.

Today, we’d like to offer you a list of some incredible treatments that the cosmetic industry offers. We’ll also show you some tricks or habits that you can include in your everyday routine. This way, you can delay aging in your hands a little bit.

Aesthetic Treatments for Aging Hands

aging hands

A good option is always to consult a dermatologist or an expert about taking care of your hands. Through a series of medical tests, you can determine what treatment is best for you, depending on your skin type and your health.

Mesotherapy

A gloved hand holding someone else's hand.

This treatment is usually applied to hands that suffer from dryness, whose expression lines are very defined and require sufficient hydration. People that suffer from arthrosis are the ones that normally need this type of treatment. Studies like one from the University of Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy have shown mesotherapy to be effective for these types of ailments.

  • It consists of applying homeopathic medications with chemical compounds and complex vitamins that revitalize the tissues in your skin and deeply hydrate it.
  • Mesotherapy stimulates collagen production so that your skin looks brighter and recovers its elasticity.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels for hands.

 

This process exfoliates your hands through the application of medical treatment with specialized chemicals. According to a study from the University of Barcelona, this procedure has therapeutic benefits.

Peels ideal for hands that have spots and wrinklesWith time, your skin will get its smooth and youthful effect back and you’ll notice that in the results.

Medical Fillers

A woman's hands.

In this case, the treatment is especially indicated for hands that have suffered a considerable loss of density. Therefore, it makes them almost transparent, making your veins look thicker. According to a study published in the Ibero-Latin American Journal of Plastic Surgerythe results of this treatment have so far been satisfactory.

  • First, the patient gets local topical or local anesthetic, then they receive a polylactic acid or hyaluronic acid implant. 
  • The results you can obtain are incredible since your skin significantly recovers its density.

Other Recommendations to Rejuvenate Your Hands

The following recommendations are good habits that you should have in your daily routine to maintain good hand health. They’re quite simple and only require a little bit of commitment on your part.

Massages Before Bed

A hand massage.

While you’re asleep, your body adopts a state of relaxation where your cells regenerate and absorb nutrients. Therefore, we recommend that you do some massages with creams that contain natural oils or tea so that you absorb them well.

  • Massage your hands with gentle circular movements.

Protect Your Hands

Someone putting lotion on their hands.

 

The temperature of your environment is one of the factors that affect the state of your hands the most. Get used to protecting your hands in the heat with moisturizers in the same way you protect them from the cold. Wearing sunscreen before going out and exposing yourself to solar rays is very important.

Use good soap and don’t clean your hands too much

A person washing their hands.

This is an activity that you do every day. Using soap that adapts to your skin’s condition is key.

It’s important that you use those that have natural ingredients, like flower oils, aloe vera, honey, shea butter or oatmeal, among others.

Finally, although maintaining your hygiene is vital, avoiding washing your hands too much is what matters. Just like changes in the weather, excess hand washing can also weaken the skin on your hands and even cause irritation, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

With these simple steps, it’s easy to protect your hands from aging.

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  • World Health Organization. Guía de la OMS sobre Higiene de Manos en la Atención de la Salud. World Heal Organ. 2009.