Ask any man or woman, they will tell you that nothing shows our age more precisely than our hands. And while we focus a lot on caring for the skin on our face with the right products and sunscreen, we cannot neglect our hands. They need special care, too.

The skin on the back of our hands is extremely delicate. There is almost no fat under it, which is why veins are so visible. With age, the fat that does exist lessens and the skin becomes dry and loose. And then the dreaded age spots and sunspots appear. So, what can we do?

pt124-hands-that-lie.thumbnailIf your hands have prominent veins, look for products that contain skin brightening properties, such as Peter Thomas Roth Hands That Lie. This lotion combines Antarcticine, a unique glycoprotein from the Antarctic Sea, with botanical skin brighteners and natural olive oil for serious hydration - and it has an SPF of 15. For a more serious treatment, consider sclerotherapy.

ele012-pro-collagen-hand-nail-cr.thumbnailFor bony hands, it's important to shield hands from damaging factors. Use Elemis Pro-Collagen Hand and Nail Cream, which contains antioxidants such as myrrh, aloe vera and linden flowers to protect against dryness, thinning skin and discoloration. Bonus, it's a nice treatment for nails and cuticles. For a more serious treatment, consider an injectable, such as Radiesse.

cp040-hand-nail-cream.thumbnailFor hands with a wrinkled texture, you need a product with antioxidants to prevent free radical damage, and one that is nourishing. Try Caudalie Hand and Nail Treatment. For a more serious treatment, consider Fraxel re:store.

p57900_hero.thumbnailFor hands that are spotty, find a lightening treatment hand cream, such as LancomeAbsolue Hand Replenishing Unifying Treatment SPF 15 Sunscreen. This will not only diminish the appearance of age spots, but help to prevent new ones from forming. For a more serious treatment, consider Intense Pulsed Light treatments.

Tips on How To Care For Your Hands:
  1. Use a mild pH soap when washing your hands
  2. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes
  3. Exfoliate twice a week to help remove dead skin cells
  4. Moisturize constantly and use an SPF
  5. Wear gloves to protect your hands from cold weather
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