You can slather on firming lotions, collagen-enhancing creams and anti-wrinkle serums every morning and night to fight the unpleasant signs of aging. You’re well-versed on the dos and don’ts of anti-aging treatments, and you certainly know how important a good eye cream is. But if you focus the majority of your efforts on crow’s feet, dark under-eye circles and fine lines, you’re overlooking one major telltale: your hands. Your hands will always give you away! Keep your hands looking their best with these 4 easy-to-follow tips.
- Apply your face products to your hands
Normally, you apply your skincare products with your hands, so why not apply them to your hands during the process? When cleansing your face, before rinsing, wash your hands with the product as well. Apply serums rub and any remaining product or residue onto your hands. When moisturizing, apply a small dab to your hands as well. Any product you apply to your face can be applied to your hands.
- Your hands need SPF, too
Always remember to apply SPF to your hands daily. Incidental sun exposure, such as walking to and from class, driving in your car or walking to the mailbox, is the leading cause of aging skin. All of that daily exposure really adds up over time. The suns damaging UVA/UVB rays can destroy your skin's health, causing hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines. You should wear at least an SPF of 15 every day, even if you're not planning to spend time outdoors.
Protect your skin daily with your favorite MyChelle sunscreen. Guard yourself from the sun’s damaging rays without harsh chemicals. The MyChelle Sun Shield Coconut SPF 28 protects against both UVA and UVB rays with a potent mineral combination of titanium dioxide and clear zinc oxide for broad-spectrum defense. This skin-defending formula prevents signs of aging from sun damage by blocking UVA and UVB rays. Added is soothing, regenerating and hydrating aloe to ease signs of redness and irritation before they have a chance to occur. Bonus? It's lush, natural coconut scent is sure to remind you of the beach!
- Give your hands a special weekly treatment
Your face isn’t the only area of skin that can benefit from a weekly treatment. Applying an exfoliating peel or hydrating mask is a great way to restore a youthful appearance to your hands. If you’re concerned with dull, rough skin, renew your youthful glow with the Fruit Fiesta Peel, which has multi-fruit acids, 7% lactic acid and potent alpha-hydroxy acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration.
To increase moisture, you can apply the Hydrating Cactus Mask designed to luxuriously soften, soothe and maintain hydrating moisture. Skin-protecting and antioxidant-rich prickly pear cactus combines with soothing blue agave to ease discomfort and signs of irritation – while deeply hydrating and preventing moisture loss. Protection is further enhanced with smithsonite and malachite stone extracts to shield against environmental stress and pollution.
- Boost hand hydration
We have all experienced boughts of dryness, whether it’s on our hands, elbows or even our face. Dry skin is frustrating and if this is ever an issue for you, the Advanced Argan Oil might just be your perfect remedy. Naturally fight the signs of aging with a blend of non-greasy, 100% organic superfood oils. Baobab-enhanced argan oil delivers ultra-conditioning essential fatty acids and vitamin E to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin, body, hands and even your hair can be boosted with mega-moisture for a luminous glow. You can even add a drop or two to your favorite moisturizer, mask, or hair conditioner to boost hydration.