We’re all used to going to a salon or a skin clinic to have facial treatments. Facial skincare is a massive industry and we’ve all heard of (and even tried) many different techniques and solutions for skin problems including anti-ageing.
So, faces are pretty much covered, if you’ll pardon the pun, but what about hands? I rarely see people looking for ways to pep up their paws in my skin clinic in Needham Market, so I thought it was time I talked about the importance of looking after the skin on your hands, and how to keep them looking gorgeous.
We all want prettier hands…
A survey of 1,000 women in the US showed that over three-quarters (78%) of women surveyed over the age of 40 wished that their hands looked better. Two in three thought that their hands aged them, and 85% had noticed the signs of ageing on their hands, if not their faces. Experts agree that UK women are likely to feel the same way.
It’s a problem for many women. If we lose weight, we lose fatty layers under the skin, which can make tendons and veins more prominent. We’re all aware of things like age spots, too. Hands are exposed to UV rays and tend not to be as well protected as the rest of the body, so even if you slap on the sun cream everywhere else, do you reapply it every time you
wash your hands? Factors like smoking don’t help your hands either.
With this in mind, it’s no surprise that 63% of women in the US said that they were interested in non-surgical procedures that could make their hands look more youthful. The same is likely to be true for UK ladies. Wouldn’t you know it, I have just the thing at Crystal Rose Skin Clinic?
IPL for hands
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, isn’t just for facial skin. It works really well on hands and arms, too. It’s great if you have sun damage or discolouration on your hands and will help to even out the pigment beautifully. IPL is often used alongside treatments that help to improve skin texture and boost collagen production, plumping out the appearance of your hands.
Hand skin peels
I use the Alumier MD treatments in my clinic for facial treatments, and they are also perfect for pepping up the look of tired skin on your hands. Remember, you put your hands through a lot on a daily basis and they tend to be overlooked at the salon or spa, so giving them a treat with an intensive skin peel will work wonders.
Beat sun spots with cryotherapy
If you just have a few sun spots that you’d like to sort out, I can use my CryoPen to effectively (and quickly) erase them for you. Then I’ll help you with homecare advice on how to stop them developing again.
Contact me if you’d like more information about the options for pepping up your hands – or why not pop into my lovely skin clinic in Needham Market (I’m based in Encore Wellness on the High Street) and we can have a chat?