Regularly assaulted, hyper-exposed… Hands experience accelerated skin aging. In this article, the Leemkus editorial staff reveals five tips to follow to keep them beautiful longer. Follow the leader !
Take care of the cuticles…
Tip 1: to have healthy nails, it is therefore necessary that the cuticles are healthy. When they are not maintained, they quickly suffer from drying out and end up cracking.
So to treat them well, just feed them with a balm or an oil. Cocoa butter, oily macerate of rose, sweet almond or even glycerine.
Beauty tip: stimulate the nails
Like skin, nails are subject to aging. They weaken and become more brittle or softer.
Indeed, the surface may deteriorate and present streaks. Even the rate of growth is slowing down. So, to keep them smooth and strong… Give them a little boost with moisturizing, repairing and regenerating formulas. They contain energizing amino acids, protective antioxidants or fortifying minerals and plant extracts to blur imperfections.
Good tip: rid the nail of all traces of varnish. Then apply a layer at least twice a week. Moreover, most bases and treatments can actually be used under nail polish.
Beauty tip: exfoliate the surface
Exfoliation helps rid the skin of dead cells, but above all it boosts cell renewal. This actually helps to strengthen the barrier function. Moreover, opt for a specific formula for the hands, softer than a scrub for the body.
Good tip: apply the treatment, once a week, to the back of slightly moistened hands. Then, massage gently while insisting on the level of the cuticles and the joints of the fingers, where the dead skin is concentrated. Finally, rinse with lukewarm water and apply a moisturizer.
From now on, the hands are among the most exposed to the sun and the least protected areas. This is why, around the age of 50, the hands actually begin to show spots.
Fortunately, some formulas based on viniferine, glabridin or niacinamide can make them disappear.
Good tip: apply the treatment at least two or three times a day. While insisting on the back of the hands. It takes at least two months to get results.
Plump up the skin
With age, the production of hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen decreases. In fact, on the hands, the fatty tissue is much less present and the sebum almost absent. Results ? The skin thins out faster and therefore lets wrinkles appear. That’s why it’s important to rehydrate and deeply nourish to maintain a plump look.
Opt for hand creams with densifying active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, antioxidants such as grape extract or lipid-replenishing agents such as omega 9.
Good tip: put a dab of cream on the back of your hands. Then, massage to make it penetrate well. A ritual to adopt after each passage of the hands under water.