It’s often said that our hands give away our true age, so it’s perhaps no surprise that an increasing number of women are opting for surgery on their hands in the form of laser resurfacing and dermal fillers to help halt the ageing process.
But, fear not! There’s no need to go under the knife. With a few expert tips and some clever products, your hands will stay looking younger for longer.
Here’s how to make hands look younger:
Protect your skin
Cold winds and freezing temperatures can cause sore, broken skin. Soothe and protect your hands by investing in this handy Crabtree & Evelyn 60 Second Fix For Hands, R800.
Inside you’ll find two 100g tubes; one being a hand recovery scrub, the other being the much-loved hand therapy cream.
I love the rich, non-greasy formula that sinks in instantly, and the divine smell of this rosewater & pink peppercorn set. Not to mention the gorgeous cardboard package it comes in!
Alternatively, try this budget-friendly Vaseline Healthy Hands and Nail Cream for only R33,99 for 75ml, which works just as well for when you’re in a pinch.
If you’re outdoors often, a hand cream with a built-in SPF is a good idea. Try Celltone Germ Fighting Hand Cream, R149,90 for 75ml, or my current fave, the new Optiphi Body Curve Renew Anti-aging Hand Therapy SPF20, R323 for 75ml.
Fade dark spots
The ultimate hand hero! Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream, R670 for 100ml, is pricey, but there’s some serious science at work here. The skin-brightening complex visibly diminishes that tell-tale sign of ageing – dark spots – by evening-out pigmented skin and providing much-needed moisture.
For a more purse-friendly option, pop a facial skin-softening anti-ageing serum under your hand cream. We like Sorbet Age Effect Power Serum, R160, which may help prevent further age spots.
Anti-age your nails
I’m a huge fan of handy, all-encompassing kits – you’ll have to wait until the end of June for it be in stores, but you’ll be able to keep your nails in tip-top shape at home for the rest of the winter season with Mavala’s new Res-Q-Me First Aid Kit For Problem Nails, R375 at Dischem Pharmacies.
The nifty metal tin comes with a genius little bottle of instant nail hardener, a two-step nail shield that strengthens to protect nails from further breakage and cuticle oil, and a little cardboard holder with even tinier emery boards inside. Clever stuff!
Buff it beautiful
In order for our skin to be flawless, it’s vitally important to remove dead skin.
For happy and healthy hands, try the latest limited edition flavour from Spalicious, with their Peach and Lavender Pie Scrub, R495 for 125ml .
It’s the perfect product to unveil smoother, youthful-looking hands with kaolin clay. The scrub is also packed full of natural and fragrant skin softeners, like sweet almond, avocado and wheat germ oils.
After the scrub, slather hands (and body for that matter) in their matching Peach and Lavender Pie Butter, also R495 for 125ml to lock in moisture instantly.
Disclaimer: The information provided within this site is strictly for the purposes of information only and is not a replacement or substitute for professional advice.