Sun safety is something we all know about by now, but have you considered hand safety in the sun? We have your paws covered.
Have you ever heard a suntan referred to as an 'injury' or a 'scar'? We have and we listen. There are no excuses for not listening to good sun care advice anymore. We all know that it is damaging to our skin and we hope you all take care and wear SPF every day. If you do heed the good advice and wear SPF daily, do you consider hand safety in the sun?
By hand safety, we don't mean wrist pads. No, no, just an invisible, anti-ageing layer of protection. It's found in the form of hand cream, expensive hand cream at that. You can pick up hand cream for a fiver if you just want something to moisten your dry hands. A run-of-the-mill hand cream will give you comfort and maybe some hydration. But is that enough?
Our hands are the second most exposed parts of our body after our faces. They are subjected to UV rays pretty much all day every day. We apply sunscreen to our faces every day for fear of sun damage or sun spots appearing but do we look after our sun-beaten hands the same way?
Hands can be the fastest giveaway of old age, and wrinkled, spotted skin on hands will come about quicker than you can imagine if you don't take care of them. We recommend using an anti-ageing hand cream at night to combat the signs of ageing that appear on your hands. This Age Delay Hand and Cuticle Cream by Alpha H has Glycolic Acid which exfoliates dead skin cells and brightens sun-damaged skin.
Follow it with an SPF hand cream in the morning to protect your hands from further sun damage. This is something you should get into the habit of doing every morning to prevent signs of premature ageing in your hands. This one is €38.50 but it's a 100ml tube which will last you ages.