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How to protect your hands from ageing

The skin on your hands gets exposed to so much more than most of the skin on your body. Despite this seeming obvious, it is more likely for someone to have a skin care routine for their face than their hands. There are plenty of viable solutions to protect your hands through treatments at an anti-ageing clinic.

It is important to remember that as the skin on your hands gradually loses volume and elasticity with age, it is also constantly being exposed to something, whether it’s the sun or the cold, bumps and scrapes at work, or hot water and chemicals when washing up. With UV rays contributing to wrinkling and discolouration, cold air drawing out moisture, and hot water depleting natural oils, it is easy to see why the skin on your hands ages so quickly.

Combating all of this can, however, be relatively simple. Getting into the habit of wearing sun cream on a regular basis will protect your hands from UV rays all year round. You can also choose to use soap with a mild pH value, wear gloves whilst working, gardening and washing up, and eat a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins and antioxidants, nourishing your skin and supporting healthy nail growth. With regular hand sanitisation becoming more common, it is more likely that your skin’s barrier function will begin to break, which means that protecting them where and when you can is becoming increasingly important.

Alongside doing all this, being told to moisturise regularly may seem like obvious advice. However, it is important to remember that if you do, you can maximise the impact of doing so through gentle exfoliation. As we get older, dead skin build up becomes an increasingly regular occurrence as cells are reproduced more slowly in the body, preventing moisturiser from properly penetrating the skin. By exfoliating gently two or three times a week, moisturising is significantly more effective, helping you to maintain healthy looking skin.

Despite preventative measures such as these being effective over time, it may still be the case that you decide to seek advice from a specialist at an anti-ageing clinic. Here at Clinicat Aesthetics, skincare products from esteemed medical skincare brands are available, as are other means of tackling ageing hands, such as skin booster treatments such as Profhilo to directly improve the quality of the skin on your hands.

Profhilo is a versatile skinbooster; it is a hyaluronic acid filler which aims to improve the volume in your skin and naturally complement your existing hyaluronic acid. In addition, it aims to promote new collagen and elastin formation, which can further help to improve the appearance of aged skin on the hands. Profhilo can also be used to treat other body areas, including the neck, face, arms and knees, aiming to tighten the skin and improve any crepiness.

 

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