Our hands are usually among the first areas on our body to show the ravages of time.
The skin on your hands is much thinner compared to that on your face, making it more predisposed to the signs of ageing.
Moreover, the back of your hands has very little fat, and when collagen and elastin fibers start to break down, it has a noticeable effect.
This, coupled with the grievous effects of constant exposure to the elements and frequent washing, should make you understand why your hands need special care.
Fortunately, there are simple remedies that you can use to maintain the health of your hands, and reverse any existing damage.
You just need to follow the instructions below:
- Egg – This remedy will improve your elasticity. First, separate the egg whites and then mix them with a tablespoon of honey. Afterwards, spread the resultant mixture on your hands using a brush. Allow it to dry before washing it thoroughly with soap and water.
- Potato– This remedy will make your hands silky smooth. First, bake a medium-sized potato, and then make a puree using a fork. Afterwards, add 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and milk. Keep it refrigerated. Apply it 2-3 times weekly. Each time, leave it on for 15 minutes before washing your hands with water and soap.
- Rosehip oil– Besides nourishing the aging skin, this oil will also provide firmness and elasticity to it. Just massage your hands daily with the oil to revitalize and relax them.
Hands with spots
Almond oil – Dip your hands in almond oil, and then put them in cold water for about 5 minutes. Dry them before applying a fatty cream. Afterwards, insert your hands in cotton gloves and leave them overnight. Then next morning, they’ll be hydrated.
Petroleum jelly – Simply apply petroleum jelly on your hands, and then put on cotton gloves. Allow it to act overnight.
Things to AVOID:
- Never bite your nails, as it affects the skin and undermines growth of the same.
- Avoid exposing your hands to hot water frequently – it will dehydrate them. Use warm water instead.
- Always wear gloves to safeguard your hands from cold weather.