What Can You Do to Prevent Hand Ageing and Make Them Look Younger?

What Can You Do to Prevent Hand Ageing and Make Them Look Younger?

Unfortunately for most women, the hands are the one area of the body that may reveal their age, regardless of how young their face looks. You may always have heard, "Don't forget to moisturise your hands.”

Like the rest of the body, the skin of the hands ages over time. Ageing causes a loss of collagen, elastin, and subcutaneous fat, resulting in thinner skin. As per dermatologist in Bangalore, Dr. Rasya Dixit, when this occurs in hand, the tendons and veins become more visible, which many people equate with ageing. Furthermore, as one of the most exposed parts of the skin, the overlying skin is susceptible to sun damage. In this blog, you will learn more about how to prevent ageing of hands and treatments to make them look younger.

Why do my hands suddenly look old?

Three significant causes cause the hands to age faster: 

  • Sun damage: Even though our hands are constantly exposed to the environment, we fail to protect them. Sun damage may result in age spots, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and skin thinning, all contributing to premature ageing. These effects are exacerbated in a lighter complexion. 
  • Dry skin: Dry air, heating, air conditioning, and swimming pools all contribute to moisture loss in the hands. Washing hands too frequently can deplete the skin's natural oil, causing it to dry out even more.
  • Nails: Overexposure to water, chemicals, nail polish remover, and long-term nail polish use can all lead to brittle and discoloured nails. Classic dark nails usually look fantastic, but remember to use a base coat in advance to avoid discolouration.
  • Aside from these factors, various medical disorders can cause older-looking hands and nails. Thyroid, kidney, autoimmune diseases, eczema, and diabetes can cause skin roughness and flakiness.

6 Signs of Aging Hands and How to Treat Them

1. Wrinkles: You may be wondering how to remove wrinkles from your hands. Wrinkles are unavoidable throughout the normal ageing process. Hand skin loses fat and suppleness as people age, producing more transparent skin and wrinkles. Hands are more prone to wrinkles than other parts of the body. Anti-aging hand cream and a well-balanced diet are simple but effective ways to delay ageing. If this does not help, hydrating fillers or Hand Fillers Treatment in Bangalore can help one make one's hands look youthful.

2. Age spots and sunspots: It's no secret that the sun's UVA and UVB radiation harm the skin. While people most likely apply sunscreen to their face and body when exposed to the sun, they are not alone in mistakenly skipping their hands during the sunscreen application process, which can result in age spots on their hands. To prevent sunburn, apply a high-SPF sunscreen to the hands when exposed to the sun for an extended period. If the spots are more visible, Fractional CO2 lasers are effective in removing spots from the hands.

3. Dry skin: Dryness combined with thin, ageing skin may cause cracks in the skin, leading to open lesions and scabs on the hands. To avoid this, use hand cream to dry your hands daily. Using lotion after each shower is a great habit to develop. Another option is to put a bottle of lotion on the bedside to lather up before bed.

4. Loose skin: Loose skin is a common sign of ageing hands. Hands have taken a pounding throughout the years. Soap, harsh weather, the sun, and any cuts or scars anyone may have all contribute to skin breakdown. To tighten the hand's skin, stay hydrated and moisturised, go easy on the antibacterial soap, and wear gloves if one is cleaning with harsh chemicals.

5. Veins: As hands age, the skin thins and veins become more noticeable. While carefully moisturising with lotion and wearing sunscreen can help, they cannot always prevent substantial veins from becoming more visible.

6. Stained and brittle nails: Everyone wants their nails to look attractive, but this is tough when they've grown discoloured and brittle over time. Chemical cleaning solutions, soap, the weather, and years of use cause fingernail strain. To keep them healthy, use moisturising soap, use oils and creams regularly, and wear gloves when cleaning with strong chemicals.

How to prevent ageing hands?

However, all hope is not gone. With a bit of precaution, these problems can be effortlessly avoided. Do not overlook the signs, and let the hands begin to deteriorate. Here are the top suggestions for healthy hands:

  • Hygiene: Your hands are dirty. The average individual has over 332,000 genetically distinctive bacteria, consisting of 4700 different species on each hand. Wash your hands in lukewarm water and change your regular soap (cheap soaps dry your hands) with a nourishing hand wash.
  • Moisture: Apply intensively hydrating hand lotion to lock in moisture. The moisturiser helps to maintain skin firmness and suppleness. Upgrade to a hand cream containing hyaluronic acid. It quickly increases skin volume due to humidity, filling in wrinkles. Exfoliants such as glycolic acids and ret-ino-ids can help with long-term results. They reduce wrinkles by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen and thicken its top layer. 
  • Avoid antibacterial soaps: Soap may make hands squeaky clean, but too much of it might weaken the proteins and lipids in the skin that keep hands from becoming dehydrated. Antibacterial soaps have yet to be more effective than ordinary soap and water. Instead, choose a gentle cleanser that contains a protective seal, such as shea butter or petroleum jelly, lipid-replacing ceramides, or hyaluronic acid. 
  • Apply sunscreen: The skin on the hands is frequently exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays. To avoid future damage, apply a dime-sized SPF lotion or hands with a quick-drying SPF spray every day before going outside. For special events, use tinted SPF powder to conceal blemishes while also protecting.

Following are the best hand rejuvenating treatments in Bangalore by Dr. Rasya Dixit.

You can also watch this video by her for more details-

Chemical Peels:

  • Lighten sunspots and refresh the skin
  • Revitalise the surface skin and make it more tighter and lighter in appearance
  • Create a smoother and fresh skin appearance by boosting collagen production.

IPL Photofacial:

  • Treat pigmentation and sun damage on the skin of the hands
  • Help remove red/brown colour and improve sun-damaged skin.

CO2 Laser:

  • These procedures heat the collagen under the skin's surface, make the skin tighten, and lift it
  • Produce collagen and elastin that offer long-term skin firming.

Dermal or Hydrating Fillers:

  • Replace lost volume into the hands
  • By adding volume, it masks tendons and bones present on the back side of the hands
  • It is painless, there is no downtime, and the results can last for up to one year. For more details on Hand Rejuvenation Dermal Fillers in Bangalore, contact Dr. Rasya Dixit.

Hydraboost treatment:

*New collagen and elastin production stimulated by a combination of hyalusome and PDRN
*Skin looks visibly tighter and firmer, and skin colour is also lightened

Based on the patient's needs, the procedure is provided by a dermatologist. To learn more about hand anti-ageing treatments in Bangalore, do consult Dr. Rasya Dixit.