Estheticians and beauty bloggers often talk about anti-aging routines for face and neck. But what about the hands? Hand care may seem to be an indulgent routine. But really, why not? Especially when you know that graceful, beautiful, smooth hands will make a sophisticated first impressions about you..
Your hands have fewer sebaceous glands than your face, making them more vulnerable to ‘dryness’ or an escalated vata dosha imbalance – the number one factor in skin aging. Acetone in nail polishes, foam, use of detergents and sanitizers, wind, sun, rain, pollution and everyday chores can further dry out your hands and cuticles, making them prone to premature aging. Harsh UV rays also play a key role in accelerating the formation of wrinkles and fine lines and are the primary culprits of causing hyperpigmentation and sun spots on your hands.
Here’s the Ayurvedic mantra to hydrate and rejuvenate for soft, forever young hands:
Your Guide to Anti-Aging Hand Care Routine
It’s never too late to start an anti-aging hand care routine. We recommend a simple 3-step anti-aging hand care regimen that should be followed every day for the best results.
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing is obviously the first step to any skin care regimen, and that includes your hands. Instead of harsh soap bars or chemical-laden hand washes, we recommend that you to use a gentle Daily Foaming Cleanser. The hydrating ingredients in our @PuravedaOrganics cleanser, such as aloe vera, olive oil and grapeseed oil moisturize and won’t strip natural oils from the skin.
Editor’s Pro Tip: Don’t forget to also exfoliate your hands weekly to buff away the dead skin cells and keep hands and cuticles soft and smooth. Take a small amount of Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub on a damp washcloth and massage over hands, working in circular motions. Rinse it with warm water and immediately follow up with Step 2.
Step 2: Moisturize
To ensure that your hands don’t get dry, apply Vanilla Silk Body Butter at least two times a day, i.e. once in the morning and once before bed. High quality natural oils and skin reconstructing ingredients in this moisturizer transforms skin on the first usage!
With its highly concentrated formula and fair-trade African shea butter, Vanilla Silk provides long-lasting moisture even during cold, dry winter weather. Organic plant extracts and oils like aloe vera, bilberry, olive oil, neem, skullcap and calendula fights the signs of aging and keeps skin refreshed, repaired and renewed.
Did you know: Cutting cuticles too often can make them grow more jagged and tougher, if they’re not done properly. Use an effective natural moisturizer instead to soften the cuticles and help the nails grow healthier and longer.
Step 3: Sun Protection
Protecting your hands from UV rays is a vital step to not only delay wrinkles and fine lines, but to also prevent the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
PuraVeda Organics SunProtect SPF 30 + is a micronized zinc oxide sunscreen with an SPF 30+ formula that gives protection against both UVA and UVB sun rays (broad spectrum sunscreen). It also harnesses the power of natural ingredients like shea butter (SPF 3-6), sesame oil, grapeseed oil and jojoba oil (with SPF 4), coconut oil (with SPF 2-8), almond oil (with SPF 5), hempseed oil (with SPF 6) and carrot seed oil (with SPF 38-40).
Editor’s Pro Tip: Besides using a sunscreen, we strongly advise you to use physical protection from the sun with special high SPF clothing manufacturers for added sun protection.
Unprotected sun exposure over time causes brown sun spots and irregular pigmentation. Sun Protect SPF 30+ contains our revolutionary DevaBright formula (with Uva ursi, Kojic Acid and Licorice root) to regulate production of melanin in order to protect and remove hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
If you’ve been following these 3-steps of anti-aging hand care routine every day and have seen positive results, we would love to hear about your experience in the comments section.
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