Published: August 15, 2021
In this day and age, dousing our hands with sanitizer and incessantly washing our hands has become the new norm.
However, this may also lead to a tiny problem: hand wrinkles.
The skin on our hands can be pretty delicate, meaning that it can tend to crease and lose its elasticity for several reasons. Some of these reasons include aging, washing excessively, dehydration, and sun exposure.
While it’s important to show our hands some love so that they don’t end up looking leathery and crepey, you can’t stop your skin from thinning and aging.
The great news is that you can surely slow down any signs of aging. Here at Bionyx, our goal is to provide you with colloidal platinum-infused face and body products that can help tackle damage caused by free radicals.
The Bionyx Hand and Body Cream is enriched with ingredients that will keep those pesky hand wrinkles away. Its moisturizing properties make it a great addition to your skincare routine. You can use it all over your body and hands after a shower to lock in moisture, rewarding you with smooth, supple skin.
Want to keep hand wrinkles at bay? Bionyx is about to take a deeper look at a few easy ways to keep your hands looking young and wrinkle-free!
Slather On That Hand Cream!
Would you leave the house without moisturizer? If your answer is no, you should do the same for your hands as well.
Your hands, which are one of the first places to show signs of aging, might easily give the game away if you overlook them. The best technique to mend and restore wrinkled hands is to use a hand lotion to make them look young and soft.
The skin on your hands has fewer sebaceous glands, meaning it can dry out quicker. In this case, you’d definitely need some rich hand cream to replenish the moisture loss, and that’s where the Bionyx Hand and Body Cream comes in.
Containing the goodness of glycerin, shea butter, and colloidal platinum, this hand cream stands out from other similar products because it has humectants, emollients, and anti-aging ingredients.
With regular use of the Bionyx Hand and Body Cream, you’ll say bye-bye to those hand wrinkles in no time!
Don’t Forget Your SPF
Just like your facial skincare routine, your routine for your hands should also have SPF to protect them from more free radical damage.
Having no structural support for your skin causes it to sag and develop wrinkles, which is why a large percentage of skin aging is due to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Apply sunscreen with a higher SPF value to your hands to help prevent skin damage and wrinkling. While you’re at it, don’t forget to protect your hands with full sleeves or sun-protective gloves.
To shield your hands from the sun’s rays, just follow up with sunscreen after using your Bionyx Hand and Body Cream.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate.
Our skin’s turnover rate decreases over time, and can cause dead skin cells to accumulate on the skin’s surface.
All you have to do is use a mild scrub to remove dead skin cells from your hands. This allows skin cell turnover to speed up, which softens fine lines and wrinkles on your hands.
Sea salt helps to cleanse the pores on your skin, while also helping to regulate the amount of oil produced and keeping moisture content in your skin. It deters the growth of bacteria associated with breakouts and acne because of its anti-bacterial properties. Sea salt works naturally to exfoliate the skin, while its minerals can help nourish the skin.
You could even harness the gentle exfoliating properties of actives like AHAs. Just use a serum that contains either glycolic or lactic acid, and coat your hands with a generous dollop of our Bionyx Hand and Body Cream.
While adding acids to your routine might sound daunting, fret not! AHAs work on the epidermal and dermal levels to gently exfoliate your skin, so you can rejuvenate your hands and lessen the look of fine lines.
Better yet, try adding a retinoid to the mix- but only at night!
Retinoids are a skin-loving ingredient produced from vitamin A and are one of the most prominent anti-aging substances. They’re also an amazing wrinkle-buster!
Retinoids can boost collagen formation in your skin too. In addition, they promote the creation of new blood vessels and skin renewal which makes your skin smooth, silky, and youthful.
It’s best to use it at night because sun exposure after using retinol isn’t recommended. Also, pregnant women must avoid it.
If you’re worried that using retinol might be too harsh for your skin, you could always try buffering it with our Bionyx Hand and Body Cream. First, slather some lotion on your hands, and then put on another thin layer of the retinoid once the lotion is absorbed into your skin. That way, the cream acts as a barrier and the retinoid doesn’t irritate your skin as much.
Lessen Your Use Of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Sanitizing has become a massive part of our lives since the pandemic, but did you know that only sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol can do the trick when it comes to killing bacteria and viruses?
Because of this, you may find yourself in a battle with dry skin.
Isopropyl, ethanol, and n-propanol alcohols are commonly found in most hand sanitizers. Unfortunately, this class of alcohols is a severe drying agent for your skin, causing your skin’s natural oil levels to deplete, and can aggravate skin dryness.
While it’s important to ensure that you’re devoid of any contact with viruses or bacteria, you could try opting for a gentle formula that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
On the other hand, you could always supplement your handcare routine with a nourishing cream like the Bionyx Hand and Body Cream.
That way, you’ll be able to counteract the dryness caused by the hand sanitizers with the hydrating hand cream!
Hydration Is Key
Want young-looking hands? Believe us when we say all you need is hydration.
Keeping that leathery, crepey skin at bay is very easy when your skin’s moisture content is high. So, don’t forget to down those eight glasses of water every day and eat loads of high water content food.
If the air you’re in is very dry and cold, you could also invest in a humidifier. Your skin will thank you for that! What a humidifier does is that it releases water vapor into the air, counteracting the dryness that may result in wrinkled skin.
Besides that, instead of using foaming body wash, try using hydrating alternatives like body oils that are much gentler on the skin.
Consider Getting ‘Work’ Done.
Getting treatment for some of your problem areas isn’t always a bad thing! You could consider scheduling treatments like:
Dermaplaning is a procedure that removes your skin’s top layers. The procedure is designed to erase small wrinkles and severe acne scarring while smoothing the skin’s surface.
Laser resurfacing is a procedure that reduces facial wrinkles and skin imperfections, including blemishes and acne scars. Short, concentrated pulsing laser beams are directed towards uneven skin, carefully eliminating skin layer by layer.
A chemical peel involves applying a chemical solution to small patches of skin on the face, neck, or hands. The chemicals cause controlled harm to the skin’s outer layers. The injured skin turns red and peels off after the operation. Age spots, acne scars, and wrinkles can all be removed with chemical peels.
Microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment for fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin. On the other hand, chemical peels are superior for treating significant skin problems, including deep wrinkles and scars. Both treatments can help with age spots, uneven skin tones, and a lackluster complexion.
All of these treatments help remove the outermost layer of your skin so that you’ll be left with newer and younger skin.
Try Some Home Remedies
Instead of heading to the clinic for treatment, why not try whipping one up in your kitchen?
Lemon & Sugar Scrub
Sugar and lemon juice are effective at exfoliation when used together. Lemon has anti-aging and blemish-reducing properties, making it a good choice for fighting signs of aging on the hands. Likewise, your hands will be smoother and softer after using sugar scrubs, which help slough away dead skin cells.
Olive Oil Hand Mask
Every night before you go to sleep, rub your hands with olive oil and wear cotton gloves over them. Leave them overnight. In the morning, use warm water to clean your hands. After this treatment, your hands will be softer and more supple!
Milk & Yogurt Hand Mask
Did you know that yogurt contains lactic acid, a gentle exfoliant? Try mixing milk and yogurt to form a mask, and use it on your hands for 15 minutes after exfoliating. You’ll notice how smooth and supple your hands look after regular use of this mask.
Banana Hand Mask
In addition to containing antioxidants, which fight free radicals, bananas are a good source of vitamin C, beneficial for treating wrinkles. First, slather the pulp of a mashed banana all over your hands. Then, as soon as it dries, simply wash it off. This procedure should be repeated two times a week for the best results.
Practice Better Lifestyle Habits
Smoking can cause premature aging because tobacco smoke can take away that youthful glow in your skin. In addition, the toxins in cigarette smoke can cause the collagen in your skin to break down, making your skin lose its elasticity. So, if you smoke, you might want to consider stopping.
Another habit that we’d recommend is to start doing everything you can to improve your diet and exercise. When you exercise, your blood pools at the surface of your skin, and oxygen levels begin to be replenished in your capillaries.
Caffeine and alcohol dehydrate skin, so don’t consume them too much. To maintain healthy skin, you could also follow a well-balanced diet that includes foods rich in vitamins A and C and take vitamin A and C supplements.
Doing all of these will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face and body as well!
Aging will result in wrinkles, but you can take steps to reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles and help prevent new ones from forming.
It is important to include dietary factors, such as eating a vitamin-rich diet, drinking plenty of water, and protecting your skin from the sun, as well as controlling stress, to maintain healthy skin.
The addition of a retinoid and a hyaluronic acid- and vitamin C-rich moisturizer can also help keep wrinkles at bay. You should consult your doctor or dermatologist if you have any questions or concerns about products that can help prevent wrinkles.
However, the easiest step to hand wrinkle prevention is by using hand cream, which is why you should definitely try our Bionyx Hand and Body Cream today!
Using a hand cream is a great way to counteract those fine lines and wrinkles on your hands, which is why we’d recommend that you add a tube to your online shopping cart.
If you’ve got other skincare concerns too, check out the full range of Bionyx products here.