If you want to know the real age of stars, look at their hands. Whether it is Demi Moore or Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker, their hands show their age more easily than their faces. Hands are constantly exposed to mechanical stress, soap, water and chemicals. And hands, along with our face and décolleté, are exposed to UV light. There is a big difference though. While the face and décolleté are usually well looked after, hands are often neglected. And yet they need a lot of care.
The skin on the back of our hands is almost as thin as on our face. It has only a few sebaceous glands and hardly any subcutaneous fat tissue. Although our palms have an above-average amount of sweat glands, they have no sebaceous glands at all and less lipids than other skin areas. Therefore the signs of skin aging show much earlier on our hands than on other parts of our body: dry, cracked skin, age and pigment spots and loose, wrinkled skin as a result of the decrease in subcutaneous fat tissue.
Tipps for beautiful hands
- Gentle hand-washing: Hardly any other skin area is exposed to water and soap as much as the skin on our hands. Hand-washing is important for hygienic reasons and protects us from infections. However, every time we wash our hands we stress them. Therefore use only lukewarm water, moisten hands quickly, use a small amount of mild soap or froth some liquid hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. A pH neutral, soap free hand wash is recommended for very dry hands. Best apply hand cream afterwards to regenerate the hands.
- Wearing gloves: Wearing gloves in winter is an important protection from cold. But also while doing housework or gardening wearing gloves helps to protect gentle skin from drying out and mechanical injuries.
- Best care: The best care is to apply a hand cream to dry skin, including nail bed, every morning and evening as well as after washing your hands. DR. KITZINGER® HAND, apart from providing skin with intense moisturization and soothing it, contains approved anti-aging active compounds used in facial care.
- Intensive treatment: Hand creams containing fruit acid work wonders on rough hands as fruit acid boosts skin renewal and improves skin tone. In the evening, first apply FRUITS body & face, then HAND. For an intensive treatment, apply a thick layer of HAND, cover with cotton gloves and leave on for at least 15 minutes or even better overnight.