We’ve all heard it a million times or more, but the hands really are one of the biggest giveaways of our true age. And just like your face, the skin on your hands needs careful attention to keep it looking young.
However, before you go rushing out to the nearest chemist to buy them out of hand cream, the team here at Dr Joney de Souza Aesthetic Clinic in London has researched the top ingredients that you need to look out for if you want your hand cream to be truly effective.
- Retinol; Retinol, or vitamin A, helps to exfoliate the skin and fight dark spots, to which hands are very prone.
- Silicones and Humectants; These are great in hand creams, as they work to coat the skin with a protective layer, without leaving a greasy film. This means you can wash your hands without having to reapply the cream every time.
- Broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30+; This one really is key – the hands are in just as much danger from UV exposure as the face, and we should protect them in just the same way if we want them to stay looking youthful.
What if the problem has gone beyond a cream?
If your hands are already showing significant signs of ageing, some of this can be reversed using medical aesthetic treatments. Here at Dr Joney de Souza Aesthetic Clinic in London, we offer a range of treatments that can help with ageing hands:
Medical micro-needling with the Dermaroller can be very effective on the hands – the tiny needles make hundreds of tiny punctures in the skin, triggering the body’s wound-healing response, which increases collagen production, creating plumper, smoother, younger-looking skin.
Laser pigmentation treatment
If you have sun spots on your hands, we can treat this with the Cynosure Elite plus laser, which targets pigmentation and destroys it.
For more information on the hand rejuvenation treatments available in our Marylebone aesthetic clinic, please contact us.