Are Your Hands Aging You? Here's How to Keep Them Looking Young
Most people are on top of their game when it comes to taking care of their face, but we often forget the body part that typically reveals our age first: our hands. Damaging UV rays, harsh soaps, and exposure to chemicals (when you clean your house or paint your nails) can make the skin on your hands age—fast!
If you're dealing with dry skin, sun spots, wrinkles, or damaged nails (and who isn't?), it's time to take action. Most of these problems can be solved at home and with products that you can buy at the drugstore, so you won't have to spend a fortune on treatments. Have ragged cuticles and hangnails? Nail scissors and Vaseline will work wonders. Suffering with dry, cracked skin from washing the dishes or your hands too much? You can switch out your hand soap for something that's more hydrating and apply therapeutic hand cream after rinsing. Below, skin experts share eight things that make your skin look older and their best at-home tricks—plus options for in-office treatments if necessary.