These Tips Will Make Your Hands Look Younger

· January 31, 2017
In order to make our hands look younger and feel softer, we need to care for them regularly and moisturize them frequently, preferably daily.

The skin on our hands is more delicate than it is on other parts of the body and, unfortunately, it is one of the first to show signs of aging.

Since the skin in this area is continuously exposed to a wide variety of factors that weaken it, it’s common for our hands to have spots, wrinkles and other skin imperfections.

The problem is that many people ignore caring for their hands in their beauty routine and only seek solutions when some imperfections have already developed.

Although these imperfections are more common after the age of 30, it’s always advisable to take care of our hands when we’re young to minimize the risk of them developing.

Fortunately, there is a wide variety of recommendations and cosmetic products which protect our hands and make them look younger despite the aggressive substances in the environment that affect them.

The best thing about the recommendations in this article is that not all of them involve investing large sums of money, as they incorporate simple measures and products that we all have at home.

Are you interested?

Massage your hands with olive oil to make them look younger

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A simple massage with olive oil helps relax your hands while activating the blood flow in them by oxygenating the blood cells.

This product contains antioxidants and essential fatty acids that decrease excess dryness and wrinkles.

How to use it

  • Put a small amount of olive oil in the palms of your hands and rub them together with gentle circular movements.
  • Be sure to massage them completely, at least for five minutes.

Hydrate your skin with coconut oil

Although a lot of moisturizing products to protect our hands are available on the market, coconut oil continues to be the most effective and convenient natural alternative.

This natural ingredient is rich in medium chain fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients that give skin elasticity and firmness.

Applying this oil reduces the presence of spots, fine lines and other skin imperfections that reflect the age.

How to use it

  • Take a small amount of organic coconut oil and rub it on your hands before going to sleep.
  • Do this every day, or at least three times a week.

Use a lemon juice and sugar scrub

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We need to apply a scrub to our hands to remove dead cells and stimulate the activity of new ones, like we do with other areas of the skin.

Although you can use a variety of ingredients to make scrubs, we suggest that you use lemon in order to remove spots on your hands.

How to use it

  • Moisten a little sugar with lemon juice and rub it on the hands with gentle circular motions.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes and then rinse the scrub off with plenty of cold water.
  • Use it only at night, as lemon may cause sensitivity to sun.
  • Apply this scrub twice a week.

Use gloves to protect your hands

Continuously handling chemicals and being exposed to the sun are two factors responsible for the premature aging of the skin on your hands.

These reduce skin firmness and cause a noticeable decrease in the collagen and elastin levels in the skin.

In addition, many compounds cause undesirable allergic reactions or excessive dryness.

For this reason it’s essential to wear protective gloves, both for domestic tasks and activities involving exposure to the sun or cold. Your hands will look younger, longer.

Use almond oil for your nails

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Since nails are a very important component of the aesthetics of our hands, caring for and protecting them is also crucial to keep them young.

The use of almond oil as a cuticle moisturizer helps prevent this part of the nail from becoming weak and breaking, as well as enhancing its growth.

How to use it

Pour the almond oil into a bowl, add a few drops of lemon juice and rub it on the nails and cuticles.
Repeat your application every day, and supplement with a regular manicure.

Do you want to know more? Read: What Do White Marks on Fingernails Mean? 

Soften your hands with warm milk

Warm milk is a good choice for moisturizing, protecting and softening the skin.

This product is very soft, does not cause allergies and has moisturizing qualities that stimulate cell repair to make your skin look younger and firmer.

How to use it

  • Heat a little milk and, when it reaches a bearable temperature, immerse your hands in it for 20 minutes.
  • After this, rinse them with warm water.
  • Repeat this three times a week.

As you have noticed, keeping your hands soft, young and beautiful doesn’t have to involve large costs or aggressive treatments.

Be sure to consistently follow all the recommendations mentioned above to see how they benefit the skin.