We all know the importance of skincare and incorporating a regular cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine into our lives, especially when it comes to preventing the visible signs of aging. And while we have no shortage of go-to under-eye creams, daily SPF moisturizers, serums, essence lotions and even night creams, there’s one are you might be missing: your hands.
Most women don’t know that the skin on their hands is one of the first areas to show the visible signs of aging, from sun spots to wrinkles and fine lines, and a lot of times you don’t realize until it’s too late. It can be difficult to remember to apply or re-apply a hand cream, especially once the temps start heating up and our skin doesn’t feel as dehydrated as it does in the winter, but we’ve found a foolproof way to keep your hands looking youthful, too: Make your skincare work double duty and apply it on your hands.
You put your hands through the ringer between washing dishes and tapping away on a keyboard all day, but if your regular skincare routine takes such great care of your complexion, why can’t it do the same for your digits, too? Before bed when you apply your pre-snooze serum, overnight mask, moisturizer or face oil, apply a bit over your hands as well. If you’re using anti-aging specific products, whether they’re aiming to brighten or tighten, they’ll work the same magic on your hands, too, giving the delicate and age-revealing skin a clock rewind while you sleep.
Want some quick hand fixes? Here are three of our skin-nourishing beauty products: