Your hands are constantly in action. So it’s no wonder they often age more quickly than other parts of our body.
That being said, there are ways to improve the look of aging hands, and even fix the concern as desired, which Azure Spa is here to help you with – and happy to do so!
Understanding the Process of Aging Hands
As mentioned via Dr. Michelow through an article seen here…
“As you age, your skin thins and the fat in the back of your hands diminishes,” Dr. Michelow explains. “The reduced volume and decreased elasticity produce translucent skin that wrinkles and develops age spots”
“We expose our hands to the sun and other noxious elements more than any other part of the body,” Dr. Michelow says. And, because they do more, your hands get washed more throughout the day. “Frequent washing in hot water removes the natural oils that lubricate your skin and protect against dry and cracked surfaces,” he says.
We would add to this, that in the colder months – as we begin to turn up our heat and soak in warm baths, this too adds to the drying effect of our skin as well.
So – What Are Some Ways to Improve the Look of Aging Hands?
Surface Layer Care
Treating the top surface of your hands, or skin in general, can help to reduce the immediate dry or scaly appearance.
Such surface care can be done by…
- Using sunscreen that contains 30SPF or higher
- Use protective gloves when cleaning with chemicals
- When indoors, use moisturizer throughout the day
- Exfoliate your skin when in the bath or shower
- Ensure your bath or shower water temperature is warm, not hot
Deep Layer Treatment
As mentioned in our recent blog post ‘The Anti-Aging Benefit of IPL Pigment Treatments for Hands and Arms’…
At Azure Spa in Surrey, our IPL Pigment Treatments for Hands and Arms involves ‘intense pulse light’. In fact, that’s exactly what the acronym ‘IPL’ represents.
Each intense pulse light session aims to treat skin conditions including sun damage that is often the cause of aging or aged looking skin.
In addition, our IPL treatments for hands and arms are $75 per booking for the month of November. Making is an excellent time to treat yourself!
Ready to get started? Give us a call at 604-575-3326 or send us an email to arrange your appointment.