We’ve all heard it all before, that the first signs of ageing show up on the back of our hands—most probably cause we never pay them any attention! Keeping your hands looking young and supple really isn’t rocket science. The first thing you need to do is really just remember that they need just as much TLC as your face. Here are three ways you can keep them looking youthful.
Wear sunscreen daily (yes, on your hands!)
We all know that sun damage is one of the biggest contributors of skin damage and ageing, so why do we apply it only our faces when we head out for the day? So yes, massage in that SPF30 protection on the back of your hands and arm daily.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
Sweat, grime and grease, whether you’re washing your hands after a meal, using the loo or doing the dishes, soaps strip your skin of its natural moisturing oils. The skin on top of your hand is thinner in comparison to the skin on your palm, which means it has less sebaceous gland and dries quickly. While you can use gentler and more moisturising soaps (the antibacterial variety tends to be quite harsh), it is also good to use a rich hand cream.
Treat yourself to a hand treatment
Beautiful manicures deserve beautiful hands to carry them. So if you’d rather have someone else take care of your hands for you, try Posh’s anti-ageing Thuya hand treatment. A winner of Marie Claire Beauty Award 2018 for Most Innovative Hand Treatment, the Thuya treatment uses Wu-Zhu-Yu (an herb typically used in Chinese medicine) extract to give you a ‘hand lift’, an anti-ageing effect that instantly restores firmness and elasticity.
The 20-minute pampering which is added after your manicure includes exfoliation to get rid of dead skin follicles and a hand massage, after which an anti-ageing serum is massaged into your hand. The result: supple, youthful looking hands!