2. Crinkled hands
Another visible sign of your skin aging is the crinkly crepe-like skin texture of the skin on your hands. Hands are more susceptible to the first signs of aging, and they can often show your age sooner than your face. The skin on the back of your hands is much thinner than the skin on your face. There is very little fat on the backs of the hands, so it’s hard to keep them plumped out.
Your hands take much more of a beating than your face and neck. Your hands are more exposed to the elements and harsh detergents and wear. Exposure to wind and sun, like the UV rays coming through your car window, can dehydrate them.
Hands need more moisturizing and hydrating than your face. With a little bit of effort, you can improve the appearance of your hands. Hand cream is richer than a body or face cream, and you can apply up to three times a day.
Shea butter is sufficiently rich to give your hands the extra moisture that they need. Olive oil or Vitamin E oil are both very good for plumping and smoothing out the crepe texture. Before you massage your hands with oil, give them a gentle exfoliation with a sugar exfoliator. Use half a cup of sugar one tablespoon of olive or coconut oil and a teaspoon of honey. Rinse off gently and then apply shea butter, or if your hands need some emergency hydrating, smooth on a mask. A mashed avocado with one tablespoon of honey will make a rich smoothing mask.