When we hear the word “skin care,” our mind naturally turns to our delicate facial skin. After all, almost every cleanser, moisturizer, serum, and mask on the market has been specially formulated for the face, neck, and décolleté. But when it comes to aging, your hands are just as prone to fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots as your face.
In fact, your hands are one of the first parts of the body to show signs of old age, says certified dermatologist Kally Papantoniou, MD, FAAD. Hormonal changes associated with frequent hand washing and exposure to the sun can lead to loss of elasticity and volume of the skin on the backs of our hands, as well as fine lines, wrinkles, and prominent veins.