Why Do My Hands Look So Wrinkly?
Have you noticed your hands starting to show signs of age? Perhaps you have a few wrinkles or the veins are starting to become visible. In this blog, we’re going to talk about what wrinkles are, how to get rid of wrinkles on hands, how to make hands look younger, and answer the question “why do hands age faster?” Let’s dive in.
Wrinkles, as you probably already know, are a sign of aging – they’re a natural part of life! However, premature aging is always a concern because it can mean that your internal, biological clock is speeding along faster than you might like. While aging is mostly up to our genetics, epigenetics does play a big role. Things in the environment like exposure to pollution can affect our body’s ability to stave off the hands of time.
Wrinkles, specifically, are a result of a loss of elasticity and structure in the skin. The production of collagen and elastin (the proteins responsible for these traits) slows down in our twenties! Furthermore, these proteins don’t hang around forever after they are produced. As the structure of the skin breaks down, it begins to wrinkle and fold in on itself – creating those characteristic wrinkles!
Why Do Hands Age Faster?
Now, it’s difficult to pinpoint, scientifically, what causes hands to age faster, but we do know that hands are often the first place on the body to start showing signs of age. The face and neck are also a hotspot for early aging. Speculatively, we can attribute this to the sheer frequency with which these parts of the body move and experience the environment.
Our face makes more than twenty different expressions, and all of them require intense movement and positioning with the facial muscles. This causes the skin to crease and stretch. Naturally, over time, these areas are going to start losing structure and, voila, wrinkles appear.
Our hands are a similar story – except they’re also subjected to other forms of slow torture. Washing the dishes, cleaning the oven, scrubbing the toilet, gripping a hammer, and repetitively typing on a keyboard. All of these things, and more, cause our hands to be exposed to far more stretching, chemicals, and creasing than our face experiences.
But that’s not the end of the story. We also regularly forget to put sunscreen on our hands, even though that’s the part of our body we use to apply it! Sun damage is a huge factor in skin aging, so it makes sense that we might see more age spots and more intense wrinkling there.
But, what can we do about it?
How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles On Hands:
If you’re wondering how to make your hands look younger, you’re not alone. While these concerns might be simply cosmetic to some, others care a lot about how their body looks; especially if they’re aging ahead of the curve. So, what do we do?
Much of our skin’s issues come from improperly moisturizing. The hands are no exception – properly moisturized, wrinkly hands look far less wrinkled than dry, wrinkly hands. This is because the skin is plumped up when moisturized.
Take Care of Your Hands
Don’t subject your hands to the things we’ve mentioned above without a barrier. Wear cleaning gloves when doing house chores, working gloves when using tools, and try to keep sunscreen on your hands, too. Take care of your hands and they will not age as quickly.
Use A Firming Cream
Some creams, like retinoids and collagen creams, can help your skin regain some of its structure. Here at Rejuvaskin, we’ve created a special cream to help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles: our Advanced Firming Cream. This cream uses botanicals, ceramides, and polypeptides to stimulate collagen and elastin production in your skin, reversing signs of aging.