The signs of ageing don’t always appear on your face first. In fact, since you usually take more care of your face with a set skincare routine, your facial skin lands up looking youthful and radiant. But what about the other parts of your body that can easily give away your real age (read: your neck and hands)?
Your hands are probably one of the most ignored parts of the body even though they do the maximum work. The skin on your hands needs to be moisturised and cared for in order to look healthy and stay wrinkle-free. That’s why we decided to show you an anti-ageing hand care routine that will help you keep your hands looking young and pretty.
- Use a gentle hand wash
- Exfoliate twice a week
- Nourish your cuticles
- Apply hand cream regularly
- Put on sunscreen
Use a gentle hand wash
You consider skin type, ingredients and several other factors while picking a face wash. But when it comes to hand wash, we pick just about anything or one that smells good. But the skin on your hands is delicate too and needs something gentle that won’t leave it feeling dry, or worse, peeling. The Dove Deeply Nourishing Handwash is a gentle formula enriched with the goodness of milk cream to leave your hands soft and smooth.
Exfoliate twice a week
Just like any other part of your body, your hands too need to be exfoliated at least once or twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells and dryness. Your body scrub can be used to exfoliate your hands. Just scrub your hands for a few minutes before washing them. If you don’t have a body scrub, you can also use a mixture of olive oil and brown sugar to exfoliate your hands too.
Nourish your cuticles
While caring for your hands, don’t forget your cuticles as they determine the health of your nails. And if you want pretty hands, it is important to also care for your nails. In order to nourish your nails, apply a few drops of cuticle oil or a face oil like the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-In-Serum and massage for a few minutes every night to soften the cuticles and make your nails look healthy and shiny.
Apply hand cream regularly
Most hand washes and sanitizers contain harsh ingredients such as SLS and alcohol that make the hands extremely dry. Therefore, it is recommended to use a hand cream each time you wash your hands to nourish them and prevent premature ageing. The Dove Coconut Hand Cream is infused with the goodness of coconut for that deep nourishment.
Put on sunscreen
We know how damaging the rays of the sun can be for your skin, yet we only protect our facial skin and ignore the rest of our body parts, leaving them exposed to UV rays. Long term exposure can damage the skin and make it age faster. Therefore, while applying a sunscreen like Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Lotion each morning, don’t forget your hands.