While many women spend a lot of time and care, looking after their faces, their hands are often neglected. Our hands are almost constantly exposed to the elements, which means the skin on our hands needs extra care and attention to keep it hydrated and supple. The advent of COVID-19 has meant more handwashing than ever, as well as increased use of hand sanitisers, both of which strip the skin of its natural oily protective barrier.
Over time, continued sun exposure and aging causes the skin on our hands to thin, losing elasticity and collagen. The loss of subcutaneous tissue also make blood vessels more prominent. Skin care therapists can often tell someone’s true age by looking at their hands!
Just as we have a regular routine for our faces, hands need daily care too. Using a sunscreen every day is vital, to prevent freckles, sun spots and even skin cancers, which are common on the hands. And since we wash our hands many times throughout the day, sunscreen needs to be reapplied.
Thankfully, damage to the hands caused by sun can be reversed. The team at Professional Skin Care Lab recommend the Bio Medical Hand Refine Peel kit , which uses exfoliation to remove sun spots and reducing the appearance of dehydration lines, while improving elasticity and collagen synthesis.
IPL – Intense Pulse Light – is another excellent treatment for the removal of sun spots, freckles and moles, on hands and forearms, as well as fine wrinkles and skin discolouration. We recommend 3 to 4 treatments, with gaps of 3 or 4 weeks. It is especially important to use sunscreen on the hands and forearms so that sun spots do not recur.
IPL Laser treatment, before and after
It’s time to start pampering your hands and preventing sun damage – contact the team at the Lab for your hand rejuvenation session.