Hi Ladies, something we never think about protecting, but can show signs of aging sometimes earlier than our faces can are our hands. Have you ever watched a soap opera and the older actresses look wonderful. Their faces are radiant and wrinkle free. Well I'm sure they took good care of their skin as well as probably had a bit of plastic surgery. The problem is when you see their hands. Their age is given away immediately. As we age, the skin on our hands gets thinner normally as we lose some of our fat layers, but the real damage comes from dry skin and sun exposure. It's important to remember that our hands are usually always exposed to the elements. In the winter they can get cold and chapped if you are not diligent about applying moisturizer and wearing gloves. In the summer, the sun hits them constantly wherever you may be outdoors, whether your watching your children play sports in the stands, or hanging out at the beach. Your hands also get constant exposure to the sun when driving. Many people don't think of applying sunscreen to their hands, but it is, most certainly, necessary to prevent premature aging, sun spots, freckling, and wrinkling of your hands. So take care of your hands and protect them like you would protect your face. And while I'm at it, let me remind you that in addition to protecting your face with moisturizers and sunscreen, you should also protect your neck. Your neck area has very thin skin and is exposed to the elements as much as your face. Don't leave it unprotected. Remember to apply your moisturizer with sunscreen to your neck area as well.
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