Caring for Ageing Hands

Hand treatment

Have you got your finger on the pulse when it comes to caring for your hands?

What with the pandemic and all this sanitising and washing we’re having a hands-on moment.
Hands are often neglected when it comes to caring for our skin but a little TLC can go a long way – especially when it comes to preventing and improving the signs of ageing.
So don’t despair. Read on…

Spotting the (hand) signs

You might notice that your nails are becoming more brittle, your hands look little bonier and the skin is becoming drier. But it’s those dreaded ‘age spots’ that can be most irritating. Age spots also called liver spots (although they are not related to the liver in any way) are caused by too much exposure to the sun and people of any age can get them. 

It’s not too late

 It goes without say that you should always protect your hands, along with rest of your skin, from too much sun – either by covering up or using a high-factor sunscreen. And don’t forget damaging UVA rays can come through window glass. So, apply an SPF on your hands even when you’re working at home or in the office by the window.

I offer a range of specialist anti-ageing and sun protection products to keep your hands in tip-top condition and help reverse the effects of ageing. These include, for example, lotions containing retinol or other acids and peptides to deliver the best results such as HydroPeptide Solar Defense Hand GuardJan Marini ReNu Corrective Hand Complex or Mary Cohr New Youth Hand care.

I also offer Hand Refining protocols that are appropriate for any skin type. These gentle resurfacing treatments will help to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and hands will appear brighter, more refined, hydrated and nourished. 
Call today for a consultation if the age spots on your hands are bothering you and find out more.

Desperately dry hands

COVID has meant that we have been relentlessly washing and sanitising our hands for over two years now. If your hands are looking and feeling desperately dry it’s more important than ever to use a good hand and nail moisturiser regularly throughout the day.Exfoliate to get rid off dry skin on your hands but always moisturise afterwards. Moisturising products rehydrate the skin and also rebuild the skin’s vital barrier of protective oils which can be broken down by end,ess washing and sanitising.

“My current hand hero is Solar Defense Hand Guard” which is enriched with collagen boosting peptides to provide relief for dry skin while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Niamicide ingredient evens skin tone and protects from free radical damage. Use mild soap-free products to wash your hands and 

always wear gloves when cleaning and gardening.