The No. 1 Skin Care Product You Need For Younger-Looking Hands

Did you know that hands are one of the first places to show signs of aging? Unfortunately, it’s true. However, just like the complexion, there are ways to combat aging skin — i.e. wrinkles, dark spots, and sun damage — through skin care.

Curious to know more? We take a look at some of the best anti-aging tips for hands, plus the one skin care product you need for younger-looking hands (page 5), ahead.

1. Apply rosehip oil

Rosehip oil is a favorite of several celebrities. | Pai Skincare

Price: $40

Many celebrities — including, Kate Middleton — have raved about the powerful anti-aging benefits of rosehip oil. But, did you know that its use doesn’t have to be confined to the complexion? In fact, you can apply the nourishing, antioxidant-rich oil to the tops of your hands (or mix it into your hand cream) to protect the skin against aging environmental aggressors.

We love Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil for its omega-rich formula that regenerates, nourishes, protects, and restores the skin. Apply 1-2 drops of this amazing skin care oil to the tops of your hands (and into your cuticles) for more radiant-looking mitts.

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2. Give hand masks a try

Hand mask Sephora shine bright

A mask without the mess. | Sephora

Price: $8

Another skin care product that can help combat signs of aging on the hands? Masks! That said, you don’t have to apply a goopy face mask to the tops of your hands to reap the benefits of masking. In fact, there are a handful (pun intended) of products out there that are specifically formulated to mask without the mess.

Case in point: Nails Inc. Shine Bright Moisturizing & Anti-Aging Hand Mask. We love this anti-aging hand mask because it can deliver powerful anti-aging ingredients to the skin via a pair of disposable gloves.

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3. Exfoliate for softer skin

lush hand scrub

Scrub for softer hands. | LUSH

Price: $16.95

Exfoliation can do more than soften the skin. It can slough off dull skin, even the skin tone, and rejuvenate the hands — revealing a more youthful-looking glow.

Once a week, treat your mitts to some exfoliation with Lush Cosmetics Salted Coconut hand scrub. Formulated with fresh ingredients — such as, sea salt, lemon extract, argan oil, coconut oil, and neroli oil — the abrasive hand scrub works to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cell buildup, revealing softer, smoother, more youthful-looking hands.

Next: How to get rid of dark spots on hands.

4. Try a brightening hand treatment

Goldfaden hand lotion

Hands tell people’s age better than faces do. | Dermstore

Price: $38

When it comes to aging, dull skin is inevitable. Luckily, there’s something you can do about it. In addition to exfoliating once a week, treat your hands to a brightening hand treatment — such as, the Goldfaden MD Hands to Heart Anti-Aging Plus Brightening Hand Treatment — to even the skin tone and reveal brighter, more radiant-looking hands.

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5. Use a hand cream with SPF

Supergoop hand cream on yellow backgrounda

Sunscreen is the key to anti-aging. | Supergoop

Price: $12-$38

The best way to promote younger-looking skin? Moisturize and protect. That said, using a hand cream infused with SPF 30 or more can be one of the best things you can do for the skin on your hands. Not only does hand cream nourish and replenish the skin with moisture, when infused with SPF it can also protect against sun damage (i.e. wrinkles and dark spots).

We love the Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40 with Sea Buckthorn for its nutrient-rich formula and added SPF 40. Infused with meadowfoam and argan oil, the sunscreen hand cream can nourish and protect the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue.

Next: How to combat aging hands without any additional products.

6. Rub leftover skin care products onto your hands

Moisturizing cream being rub into skin on hands

Rub the excess product into your hands. | OlgaMiltsova/iStock/Getty Images

Looking for ways to anti-age your hands without adding more products to your routine? Instead of rinsing your hands after applying your nourishing facial oils and creams to your complexion, rub the excess product into the tops of your hands and cuticles. Doing so not only saves product, it can result in healthier, more youthful-looking hands, too.

Next: Making this a habit could result in younger-looking hands.

7. Apply hand cream before bed

EmerginC hand cream

Replenish your skin while you sleep. | Emergin C

Price: $16.50

One of the best times to apply hand cream is before bed. That’s because the skin spends the night rejuvenating itself and the added moisture helps replenish and nourish the skin. We love emerginC Relief Hand Cream for its ability to deeply soften and replenish dry skin on the hands.

Want to up the ante? Apply a little more product than usual and put gloves (or socks) on to help lock in the moisture!

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