A study published in the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that people can most accurately guess your age by looking at your hands. When you stop to think about it, it makes perfect sense. The skin on the back of our hands is extremely delicate and there isn’t much in the way of subcutaneous fat to cushion the blow when we expose that skin to a hot sun or bitter wind. Household cleansers and alkaline-based soaps take their toll, too.
Your hands are among the hardest working – and most visible – parts of your body. For a more youthful appearance, treat them right! Keep a pair of rubber gloves handy when you’re doing the dishes or rinsing out a few things in the sink; they’ll protect your skin from drying soaps, detergents and chemicals.
You might also want to consider starting a new trend by keeping a pair of stylish driving gloves in the car. The harsh rays of the sun are responsible for as much as 90% of the wrinkles and brown spots that give away your true age. As we head into the summer months, keep some sun block or maybe even a luscious moisturizer loaded with SPF by the front door and treat your hands every time you head out to the car.
Of course, the basis for any good skincare regimen includes using a gentle cleanser (avoid harsh hand soaps), periodic exfoliation (no more than twice a week for the delicate skin on the back of your hands) and plenty of rich moisture (as an added incentive, treat yourself to a moisturizer scented with a fragrance that will lift your spirits as well as soften your skin).
The bottom line? If you want to put your best – and most youthful – face forward, take care of your hands.
And be sure to include a manicure at the Chicago spa known for outstanding manicure and pedicure quality. Spa Space! For maximum hygiene and safety, this downtown spa carefully follows or exceeds all State requirements by using a fresh file, buffer and wood stick for each and every client. You are welcome to take yours with you, otherwise, we will dispose of them. Further, each of our licensed nail technicians is required to have two sets of metal implements so they can be properly sanitized between clients.