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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.
The changes, drying and chronic skin fragility specific to the hands are mainly due to the reduction in collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production.
Skin aging can be attributed to several factors, most notably, these main ones:
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.
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.
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.
In order to limit any direct contact with household products, which may be particularly aggressive on the skin, it is strongly recommended to wear household or dishwashing gloves to protect the skin of the hands. In addition, it is important to use mild, neutral pH soap for hand washing to respect the skin’s natural protective barrier. Finally, the application of sunscreen – preferably mineral-based is essential. As with the face and the rest of the body, sunscreen applied to the hands will reduce the appearance of spots and wrinkles and effectively fight against sagging skin.
Like the face, hands need to be exfoliated once a week to eliminate dead cells and stimulate cell regeneration. In addition, it is essential to apply a moisturizing cream to the hands to nourish their protective hydrolipidic film.
The hyaluronic acid used in this type of injection is a synthesized formula of the molecule naturally present in the human body that contributes to the skin’s elasticity and whose reserves and production decrease with the years. This synthesized hyaluronic acid can absorb more than a thousand times its molecular weight in water! It works to prevent the loss of volume that occurs over the years and naturally restores skin volume leaving the skin of the face, neck, décolleté and hands deeply rehydrated and visibly plumped up.
The pulsed light platforms chosen by Dermapure make it possible to correct pigment imperfections, such as spots. Sent by pulses, the light targets color contrasts under the skin in order to dry out and eliminate small blood vessels and visible brown or red spots.
This lipid-rich cream restores dehydrated and fragile skin before, during and after clinical rejuvenation procedures. An optimized ratio of essential lipids balances the lipid barrier to soothe dry skin and other problematic irritations.
This cream contains a unique blend of lipids as well as natural moisturizers and citrus oils that give the skin a soft, smooth and well hydrated appearance. Regular use brings softness and a more youthful appearance to the skin of the hands.
This spot-correcting serum is clinically proven to have an instant action that visibly reduces the number, size and intensity of pigment spots and slows the appearance of new spots.
This mask simultaneously exerts a powerful softening action while exfoliating effectively. It refines the skin’s texture, improves skin hydration and cleanses blocked pores: the skin becomes more radiant, smooth and even.
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