Condition :

Hands


What is it ?

Hands have a skin structure all their own. Because of their thin skin and exposure to external aggressors like wind, cold, water, household products and sunlight, they can fall victim to premature skin aging. As the texture of the skin of the hands changes, it become visibly thinner and drier, veins are more visible and wrinkles and spots may appear.

What are the causes?

Skin aging can be attributed to several factors, most notably, these main ones:

The natural aging process

Over time, skin dries out, the natural production of collagen and elastin slows down and cell renewal decreases. The appearance of wrinkles, hollows and spots increases over the years and are more visible on the face, neck, décolleté and hands.

Sun exposure

Exposure to the sun, especially if not accompanied by UV protection, leads to an increase in melanin production, a decrease in collagen and elastin production, and clearly promotes dryness of the skin. Gradually, the skin's structure changes, becomes thinner and the signs of skin aging such as wrinkles and spots become more visible – especially on the hands since they are exposed to UV rays on a daily basis.

Poor care habits

While it is very important to wash your hands several times a day to prevent the spread of bacteria, over washing your hands can destroy the skin's protective hydrolipidic barrier. In addition, not wearing gloves in cold weather helps accelerate the aging of the skin as the cold accentuates the dryness of the skin.

Causes

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