They say you can tell someone's (real) age by their hands - are your's giving you away? Then check out our tips on how to turn back the clock for younger looking, naturally beautiful hands...
While hundreds of dollars are spent on skincare for the face, our hands are often forgotten about, despite being exposed to more environmental factors and chemicals (hello dishwashing liquid, soaps and cleaners!). Here are some tips to keep in mind for protecting your hands and ensuring they look as youthful as can be!
1. Use Natural Products
Whether it's for the direct application onto your skin (i.e. soaps, moisturisers) or your household cleaning products and shampoos - consider everything that comes into contact with your hands. While it's tempting to quickly do those dishes without bothering to put on dishwashing gloves, or wiping surfaces with harsh chemicals - these all interfere with and strip the skin of its natural protection barrier, making it more sensitive and prone to irritations or eczema/dermatitis flare ups and dryness.
2. Protect & Give Your Hands The Royal Treatment
Dryness emphasises any texture the skin on your hands might have (e.g. wrinkles). Therefore it is important to moisturise hands daily, to not only keep them looking their best, but also to keep them protected. Use products which have ingredients which are as low-irritant as possible. Even better: if they help restore the skin's natural microbiome and naturally protect against infections. Spirularin Skin Gel is ideal as a daily hand moisturiser and even suitable for people with extremely sensitive or eczema-prone skin. And if you really want to give your hands the royal treatment and specifically target lines and wrinkles - try Biotulin Handkiss Smoothing Hand Cream with 24-Carat gold for visibly smoother hands, which feel as soft as silk...
DID YOU KNOW...
The naturally active microalgae extract Spiralin in Spirularin Skin Gel not only actively protects skin against infections (from virus, fungi & bacteria) but thanks to its cell-regenerative properties also restores the skin's natural protection barrier, accelerates healing and provides intense hydration for dry, damaged skin.
3. Avoid Outdated Manicures
There's a reason nail salons are so successful - nail colours and trends change faster than fashion... While we don't want to tread on anyone's personal preferences, a colour which doesn't suit your skin (under)tone, or nail shape which doesn't suit your fingers can be just as ageing for your hands, as a bad hair cut for your face... If in doubt, stick to the classics such as a beautiful red (warm or cool depending on your skin tone), or classic French polish. In terms of shape, a short, "squoval" shape (square on top with slightly rounded edges) is recommended as suiting most fingers and being less prone to breakage.
4. Care For Unhealthy Nails
Of course, all the care of your hands is irrelevant if your nails are a sight and are brittle, yellowed, or worse: have a fungal infection. Not only will these nails not take care of themselves, but the infection could spread to your other nails (or toe nails), or you could infect someone else. For a naturally effective solution recommended by Podiatrists and Pharmacists, try our Spirularin NS Nail Serum (safe to use even during pregnancy and nursing) to get fungal or yellowed nails back into a healthy state.
TIP: Thanks to the natural nourishing ingredients contained in the Nail Serum such as jojoba oil and witch hazel - it can even be used to hydrate and strengthen brittle nails!
Products For Younger Looking,
Naturally Beautiful Hands
To give your hands the royal treatment and for visibly smoother hands which feel soft as silk, try Biotulin Handkiss Smoothing Hand Cream with 24-ct Gold.
To regenerate and nourish brittle, yellowed or fungal nails try Spirularin NS Nail Serum (suitable for fingers or toes, women during pregnancy & even children).