The biggest age give away next to your face is definitely your hands. They are also the #1 over looked body part in anti-aging aesthetics. Most women are aware of the risks of sun damage and use a daily sunscreen on their face and maybe even their neck and decollette, but very few actually apply sunscreen to their hands unless they are at the beach or pool. Men are even worse!
If you haven’t noticed what an age giveaway hands can be, start looking around. The next time you go to shake someone’s hand look and see if their hands match their age? Your hands can age you by easily 10 years! Trust me, mine were among the worst we have seen. Years of abuse left my hands dry, dehydrated, and full of brown sun spots. I won’t even discuss the amount of premature wrinkling…
The good news is that this is all easily treatable.
The best way to start down the road of repair is a combination of laser treatments (IPL, we use the new Isolaz) and chemical peels. Both are painless and the results are fantastic. You can either treat only your hands or a more economical solution is to add a hand treatment to any other facial service you maybe getting. Maintenance and prevention are also important in achieving a more youthful look. A good rule of thumb is what ever you put on our face, also put on your hands. The Vitamin C you may be using on your face to repair UV damage, or the Hyaloronic acid that hydrates and plumps up your skin will have the same great benefits on your hands. The added expense will definitely be worth it and the next time you go to shake someone’s hand you can smile because your hands won’t give away your secret.