Your hands get a lot of work done – cooking, cleaning, driving, typing and what not. But are you giving your hands the TLC they deserve? Applying moisturiser once a day and getting a manicure once a month is not enough. Your hands are giving subtle signs that they need more care than what you’re offering, are you paying attention?

Look out for these 5 signs and learn how to reverse the damage...

Dry, wrinkly skin
 

Dry, wrinkly skin

It is common to have dry hands during winter and if you stay in a cold region. However, if you have dry, wrinkly skin all round the year even after applying moisturiser then you need to choose a hydrating hand cream. We recommend the St. Ives Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion, infused with the goodness of nourishing shea butter, this lotion will quench your dry hand’s thirst and lead you to soft and beautiful hands.

Age spots
 

Age spots

Hands are one of the most ignored areas when it comes to anti-aging routine. Freckles, moles and dark spots are all signs of aging. Your hands need as much protection from the sun as your face, therefore put on a good layer of sunscreen before stepping out in the sun on your hands, neck, ears and feet too. The Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30 which offers broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

Brittle nails
 

Brittle nails

Poor eating habits and exposing your hands to chemicals and water constantly can lead to dry and brittle nails. This is a clear sign that your hands need attention. Wear gloves while doing chores like washing the dishes and gardening to protect your hands. Also, increase the intake of iron and calcium in your diet to improve the health of your nails.

Calluses
 

Calluses

Calluses are hardened skin that develop due to regular pressure or friction on certain area of your skin. This is common among sports and gym enthusiast. Although they may not look like a major concern, preventing and treating them is important so that the skin on your hands looks healthy. Wear protective padding or gloves before indulging in activities that lead to calluses.

Swollen fingers
 

Swollen fingers

Although not a skin concern, swollen fingers can be a clear sign of an underlying condition. Hot weather, steaming and long flights can make your fingers look swollen however, if your fingers are continuously swollen, its best to visit your doctor and get them checked.