Tips For Winterizing Your Hands
Don’t let your hands give away your age! Fight the progression of sun damage, and daily wear and tear on your hands by keeping them protected from the environment and harsh chemicals. We can reverse many of the signs of aged hands with lasers, topical treatment and injectable fillers to restore volume to hollows.
Hands actually have fewer oil glands and get the most exposure to the elements – along with your face, neck and upper chest – which makes them especially prone to premature aging. Always exposed to the elements, your hands give away your age more than any other body part except perhaps the eyes. Dermatologists agree that sun damage is the main culprit. Although hands start showing signs of aging by your late 20s, most women don’t zero in on it until their 30s or 40s. To prevent damage early, it is wise to upgrade your routine before the signs of aging hands appear.
The NEW ZO Skin Health Oraser Nourishing Hand Creme was designed by Dr. Zein Obagi for universal usage, day or night, to help reduce the signs of aging in hands. Oraser contains powerful retinol enzymatic skin resurfacers to diminish lines and wrinkles, dry skin and brown spots that cause your hands to look older. With continued use, Oraser will work to break up existing pigmentation and sun spots, and prevent new pigment formation for a more even skin tone. It also stimulates exfoliation to improve rough texture and soften dry skin patches.
To restore hydration and replenish skin barrier function to dry hands, start at your pulse points, apply Oraser generously, smoothing into hands, wrists and cuticles so it gets absorbed. Reapply after washing hands and right before bedtime. If your hands are noticeably cracked and dry, try sleeping with a thick coating of Oraser under cotton gloves for greater absorption overnight. With cooler temperatures, Oraser will help keep your hands well moisturized and protected.
No skin care program for your hands would be complete without adequate daily sun protection. Apply sunscreen – SPF30 – to the backs of your hands, and reapply as needed throughout the day if you will be outdoors. For best results, try the ZO Medical OCLIPSE-C Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50. This innovative sunscreen formula is intended for the face and the body, and goes beyond conventional UVA and UVB protection with the addition of fractionated melanin that minimizes the damaging effects of HEV (high-energy visibility) light. Powerful antioxidants will help protect your hands from free radical damage, and anti-irritants help to minimize irritation and reduce redness. This creamy formula also restores hydration and enhances the skin barrier to prevent dehydration from daily environmental exposure.
For additional information on how to keep your hands from “telling your age” contact our office. Skin care with Oraser hand cream along with Co2 laser treatment and filler for those “bony hollows” can work wonders against the signs of age. Contact The Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas of Dallas at (972) 661-5077.