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Sexy, Beautiful Hands

  • By: Oksana Drosd

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    Your hands are usually the first place on your body to show signs of age, and they can make you look  five to 10 years older than you really are ? But it's not too late to turn back the your, hands of time.

    These are your hands' glory days: For the most part, they're soft, plump, and evenly toned. Your primary concern isn't so much combating the signs of aging, but preventing them.

    Cumulative sun exposure is the biggest cause of premature skin aging' and now's the time to start protecting yourself. Apply a moisturizer with an SPF of 15 at least twice a day. (Try St. Ives Coenzyme Q10 Hand Renewal Lotion with SPF 15.)

    If you plan to be in strong sunlight for long periods of time, use a sunscreen that has a UVA-blocking agent in it's either transparent zinc oxide or Parsol 1789?since UVA rays cause brown spots and wrinkles. (Try Cellex-C SPF 30 Sports Cream.)

    Once a week, lightly slough off the dead skin flakes on your hands with a gentle facial scrub. Removing this flaky, occlusive layer will help your daily moisturizer penetrate your skin more deeply. (Try Aqua Dessa Honey Buff Facial Scrub.)

    Fade minor brown spots or areas of discoloration by applying an over-the-counter lightening cream nightly. Beware: Spots will reappear if you?re not stringent about sunscreen use. (Try Philosophy A Pigment of Your Imagination.)

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