6 Reasons Your Hands Look Older

6 Reasons Your Hands Look Older

Nov 18, 2022Plabon Bhuiya

Ageing gracefully is an art and a natural process. As we age, our skin goes through various changes. Our hands and neck spill the secrets of time since the first signs of ageing are more visible in these areas.

While we take care of our faces, sometimes we forget and neglect our hands. Today we will take a closer look at our hands and examine the reasons that make them look older.

6 Reasons Why Your Hands Look Older:

1. Age spots

Age spots, also known as sun spots or liver spots, consist of flat, spherical blotches in your pores and skin that are brown to black in shade.

It commonly appears on the hand, chest and face. The name is a bit misleading because an age spot does not only appear because of older age it is also caused due to ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure.

Prevention

Age spots can be prevented by lowering sun exposure. Protect your hands by applying sunscreen every day. When deciding a sunscreen, keep in mind the following:

  • Use an SPF 30 sunscreen at a minimal
  • Pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen as it protects against both UVA and UVB sun rays. 

2. Dry, scaly skin

    Dry skin is frequently seen with age, but it’s not necessarily inevitable. Ageing hands often suffer from parched, flaky skin, exacerbated by factors like dehydration, lack of sleep, and even smoking that make dry skin worse as it takes away all your skin moisture. Additionally, poor blood flow, lack of minerals and nutrients, and lack of exercising also result in dryness on your skin. 

    Combat dryness with regular moisturising and protective measures like gloves in chilly weather.

      Prevention
      • Wear gloves in chilly and cold weather
      • Combat dryness with regular moisturising and by applying hand cream or hand lotion after washing your hands
      • Minimise water-related activities like swimming or dish washing

      3. Wrinkles

      Collagen is the protein that provides structural support to tissues and cells. Losing it leads to formation and increase of wrinkles. The younger we are, the more protein fibres are present in our body. Yet, there is no specific way of losing these protein fibres and collagen decrease can start at any age.

      Prevention
      • Avoid smoking
      • Minimise UV rays exposure
      • Apply sunscreen every day and every two hours 

      4. Yellow Nails

      As an integrand part of our skin, our nails can also display signs and symptoms of premature skin growing old.

      Yellow nails, or nail fungus, a common symptom of ageing, may stem from various causes, including fungal infections, stress, contamination or underlying medical conditions.

      Prevention
      • Protect your hands when using harsh soap
      • Nix alcohol-based sanitizer
      • If you notice any fungal infection seek medical advice

      5. Sticking Out Veins

      As you age, your skin will become thinner. Thinning skin with age brings forth the prominence of veins, adding to the perceived ageing of hands. While you can't stop the ageing process, lifestyle tweaks can support overall skin health.

      Prevention
      • Maintaining healthy diet
      • Exercise regularly
      • Maintain a quality of sleep 

      6. Dry, Brittle Nails

        Modifications in moisture levels results in dry, brittle nails, worsened by low humidity and frequent hand washing. A higher level of moisture will lead to softer nails and similarly a lower level of moisture will generate dry brittle nails.

        Prevention

        • Keep your nails hydrated with regular moisturising
        • Use non-acetone polish removers

          Daily Hand Care Routine

          Remember to wash your hands with unscented cleaning soap or hand wash, apply a sunscreen-based moisturiser with at least SPF 30, file your nails regularly to prevent breakage, wear gloves during cold dry weather, exfoliate your hands weekly, and moisturise regularly.

            Your Hand Care Savior

            Moisturising and protecting your hands is necessary as it can lead to several skin conditions like eczema, winter itch and cold urticaria. No matter the season, hand lotion is necessary to maintain your hands' moisture level.

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