We’re often happy enough to layer serums, moisturisers, and SPF on our faces, but we neglect many other areas of our body.
Our hands are one of those areas, and due to the thin skin on our hands and the fact they’re often exposed to the elements without much thought, they can show age more visibly.
Frequent wear-and-tear can strip away their natural skin barrier, and increase their need for moisture to help repair it.
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“The hands experience skin ageing in the same way that our face, neck and décolleté do, and in fact, it is often said that you can tell someone’s age just by looking at their hands,” dermatologist Marisa Garshick told Harpers Bazaar. “This is because not only is the skin on the top of the hands very delicate and can more easily show signs of ageing.
“The hands are often neglected when it comes to regular sun protection and the cumulative UV exposure over time can lead to skin changes. For this reason there are some hand creams designed to specifically target anti-aging concerns.”
If you want to keep your hands looking as youthful as possible, here’s some of our top picks when it comes to anti-ageing hand creams.
No7 Pure Retinol Hand Cream
We all know retinol is an anti-ageing hero ingredient for your face, so why not your hands? This hand cream nourishes hands for eight hours of hydration and reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. It instantly and deeply moisturises for smoother, softer hands.
It’s also dermatologically tested and formulated to harness the power of pure retinol and minimise irritation. Shop it here for €17.95.
Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Ageing Hand Cream
This rich textured cream absorbs quickly, improves elasticity and prevents the hands from drying out, leaving them soft, supple and intensely hydrated. Daisy Flower Extract targets age spots while Hyaluronic Acid, Mangosteen and Quince have a plumping effect that reduces the visible signs of ageing on your hands.
Aloe Vera and Prickly Pear provide long-lasting hydration, and a special anti-oxidant complex supports the natural process of lipid retention in the skin, resulting in smoother and firmer-looking hand. Shop it here for €50.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Age Spot Hand Cream
This is a specially formulated hand cream that contains patented Thiamidol to help reduce the appearance and prevent the re-appearance of age spots over time with regular usage.
With the first results visible in two weeks, the hand cream absorbs quickly, helps to improve the skins overall elasticity and moisturises for 24 hours. The SPF30 protection also helps to provide additional protection from sun-induced age spots. Shop it here for €15.50 .
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