Your hands are one part of your body that are often neglected, but they’re also one of the first parts that show sun damage and age. To help the skin on your hands stay healthy and younger, we have created a hands on guide giving you a few suggestions. Read on to learn more.
As one of our most popular skin care treatments, intense pulse light or IPL, works to target the individual skin cells and break up the pigment in the skin that causes sun spots. After just a few treatments, you will notice visible results that will make your hands look years younger than you are. To ensure that your results are sustainable, however, we encourage all of our patients to get into the habit of wearing a daily sunscreen on their hands.
One of the best ways for you to protect the skin on your hands is to wear a sunscreen. Although it may seem like a lot of work to reapply sunscreen after every time you wash your hands, it will do wonders. Sunscreen is your skin’s biggest defense against the sun— leaving you with less sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles in the process. And, remember that the sooner you get into the habit of wearing sunscreen on your hands, the easier it will be.
Depending on the severity of the sun spots you have on your hands, a hand cream with ingredients like retinol in it may help to lighten your sun spots. By targeting the top layers of your skin, ingredients like retinol help with skin cell turnover— getting rid of damaged skin in the process.
Having beautiful skin on your hands may be the last thing you worry about until you’re a victim of sunspots. Luckily, by using the three things listed above, you can get a healthier skin on your hands in no time. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Sterling Aesthetics today!