Naturally yonger hands
These 3 steps protect and heal hands, as well as reverse the damage that they suffer from being exposed to the elements. When I follow my own advice, my hands look great. But when I slack off and neglect them (as I have been lately), the sun spots and leathery looking skin come right back. So I’m getting right back on the bandwagon — I’ll be sure to post some new before and after photos in a few weeks!
3 Steps to Younger Hands
Step 1: Exfoliate
The buildup of dead skin cells on hands, as well as the dry, cracked skin that exposure to the elements can cause is a huge factor in dull, blotchy, aged-looking hands. The best remedy for this is weekly exfoliation.
I am a huge fan of natural sugar scrubs, which are far gentler and more hydrating than salt scrubs or harsh scrubs made from fruit pits or kernels. Sugar scrubs also have the added benefit of glycol acid, an alpha hydroxy acid which encourages new cell turnover, perfect for reversing the effects of sun damage.
You can easily make a hand scrub at home by combining brown sugar, organic olive oil and essential oils. Or try this recipe
Step 2: Hydrate
Keeping your hands hydrated is an anti-aging must, but most hand creams and moisturizers evaporate not long after application, leaving you no better than before. So much of that leathery look of aging hands is simply due to parched, unprotected skin. Because of this, I prefer an natural butter and oil-based hand cream, that actually has an ongoing effect on your skin.
Step 3: Protect
Every dermatologist on earth will tell you that the number one best thing you can do to prevent aging skin is to use SPF. Religiously. Every day. Even in the winter. Protect your skin (hands, face, arms, chest) with SPF every day with a natural, mineral sunscreen, and don’t forget to reapply after washing your hands!