Many women wage war with wrinkles on their hands daily. If your soft, supple hands have become wrinkled and aged throughout the years, there is no need to despair. While nothing can completely return your hands to their former glory, there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your hands and give them a more radiant and youthful appearance.
Moisturize daily. Hand wrinkles are often caused by dry skin. If you keep your skin soft and supple, you can reduce some of your existing wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Drink up. Dehydration can result in wrinkled, worn hands. Keep your body hydrated; this hydration will have a positive impact on your weathered hands.
Eat a balanced diet. Engaging in nutritious eating habits can help your skin remain young-looking and vibrant. Eat your fruits and veggies as well as lean proteins to ensure that you get the nutrients you need to keep your body–and skin–healthy.
Exercise regularly. While exercise may seem wholly unrelated to hand wrinkles, the two are actually connected, reports the I Love India website. Exercise promotes circulation, and circulation can reduce wrinkles. Stick to your exercise regimen, or adopt one if you don’t currently have one, to promote your hand health.
Massage your hands. By massaging your hands, you can increase blood flow to the skin that covers these appendages.
Protect your hands with gloves. Exposing your hands to harsh cleaning chemicals or hot, scorching liquids can result in skin damage which will ultimately lead to–or increase–wrinkles. Don’t allow your hands to experience this damage. Instead, place them into a glove before using harsh products.
Use a chemical peel. Chemical peals remove the top, damaged layer of skin, allowing new skin to form. See a dermatologist and discuss your chemical peel options as they may greatly reduce your hand wrinkles.
Protect your hands from the sun. Medline Plus reports that the sun is the leading cause of skin wrinkles. To reduce the exposure of your hands to the scorching rays of the sun, apply sunscreen to the backs and palms of these commonly forgotten appendages.
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