Aging is a natural process that we can’t avoid. Gradually, as the years go by, our bodies begin to change and transform. The first signs of aging that appear are small wrinkles around the eyes, hair graying, brown spots, enlarged facial pores, etc. But sometimes our hands are aging the most. How to take care of the hands and prevent them from revealing our true age?
What causes aging of the skin of the hands?
The hands are the parts of our body that we use the most. Their skin is constantly exposed to external aggressions such as cold, sunlight, water, chemicals found in detergents and other household products, etc. Moreover, the changes taking place inside our body due to aging, such as lack of collagen and elastin, decrease of subcutaneous fat or hyperpigmentation also contribute to impaired appearance of our hands. The skin can become red, wrinkled, less elastic, covered with brown spots.
How to protect our hands?
To slow down and prevent early aging of our hands, we must take the right actions to protect them against various attacks they suffer.
The first element we have to be careful is that our diet should be healthy and balanced.
It is also very important to wear gloves during periods of extreme cold, apply a high protection cream if exposed to sun, avoid frequent and intensive washing, wear protective gloves while cleaning to avoid contact with chemicals, and focus on natural care soaps (Aleppo soap, etc.).
It is also essential to hydrate regularly by drinking enough water and regularly applying oils or moisturizers.
To help preserve the wrinkled appearance of the hands and let them regain their youth, here is the recipe for an effective natural exfoliation.
Recipe for natural hand exfoliation
With the application of this exfoliation you will greatly improve the appearance of your skin. Thanks to its natural ingredients, it will help you get rid of dead skin cells, promote skin regeneration, diminish wrinkles and reduce brown spots. Your skin will also be nourished and moisturized.
To prepare this exfoliate, you will need:
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Thoroughly mix all ingredients and apply the mixture on your hands by massaging gently for a few minutes. Then rinse your hands with warm water and dry them thoroughly. You can apply it once or twice a week.
Benefits of the ingredients:
- Cinnamon: with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, it can effectively remove dead skin and protect the skin against the harmful effect of free radicals. It also helps fight blemishes and premature aging.
- Brown sugar: its texture can effectively exfoliate the skin without irritating it. It removes dead skin cells, which helps to regenerate the skin, facilitating the penetration of nutrients and even out skin complexion.
- Olive oil: rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, it is very effective to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. It helps regain its suppleness and elasticity.