Your hands show some of the first signs of aging
The color and texture of the skin on your hands change quicker than you think, which is why they are one of the body parts that reveal your age first. Keep these tips and tricks in mind to protect your hands from further damage and to make them appear younger.
Turn to SPF
Some people call those dark patches on your hands liver spots, but they have nothing to do with the vital organ—sun exposure is actually behind the discoloration. UV damage causes those harmless spots to pop up over the years, says Diane Madfes, MD, board-certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Even when people are in the habit of applying sunscreen every day, they tend to ignore their hands, leaving the area unprotected, she says. Give your hands a dose of SPF to prevent new age spots from forming. “You’re already putting sunscreen on your face—an extra dab on your hands will go a long way,” says Dr. Madfes. (Find out the sunscreen myths that dermatologists cringe.)