Use a moisturizing liquid cleanser to wash hands. I love Hempz Ginger & Amber Moisturizing Herbal Hand Sanitizer. It's 100% vegan and gluten free, too! If you prefer bar soap, look for moisturizing soap made with ingredients such as glycerin, petrolatum, sunflower oil, and soybean oil.
One of the best things you can do for your hands, especially as you get older, is to moisturize them throughout the day and before you go to bed. Any cream or lotion will do, but creams made for the hands have some advantages.One of the major ones is that they are usually non-greasy and quick absorbing. My favorites - I have two - one for day and one for night. During the day, I love Jane Iredale's HandDrink because it has an SPF 15 as well as being a great moisturizer. At night - I smear on Robanda's Anti-Aging Hand Treatment because...well let's just say "anti-aging" is now a catch phrase I watch for in all my products.
Moisturizing creams can, at least temporarily, make your hands look plumper and more youthful by drawing water into the skin. Depending on your needs, here's some things to look for when selecting a good one.
- For plumping, look for hand creams containing hyaluronic acid, which gives skin support and body.
- To moisturize the skin of your hands, look for hand creams with petrolatum, glycerin, shea butter, or safflower seed oil.
- Be sure to buy hand cream with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your hands from sun damage.
- To whiten age spots, look for lightening hand creams containing kojic acid or licorice extract.
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