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Hand wrinkles: Causes, Home Remedies and Treatments

Humans by nature are visual creatures who give a lot of attention to physical attributes. We quickly notice a new hairstyle or a new dress. Men tend to notice woman’s hand more often then they mention and therefore it is important to have beautiful wrinkle free hands.  Historically women used to cover most parts of their bodies apart from their face and hands. So having beautiful wrinkle free hands was very important for women.

In present times hands are one of the first part of your body that a person will see. They will be more visible especially when they have wrinkles on them. So it is highly important that you prevent and treat hand wrinkles. But before doing this we will first talk about the causes of hand wrinkles.


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What causes hands to wrinkle?

We use our hands to do a lot of work. Right from using our mobiles and laptops, to eating food and washing utensils. In the process our hands come in contact with different chemicals. Like the soap that we use to wash utensils or the shampoo that we use to wash our hair or simply the hand sanitiser that dries out our hands. These chemicals cause a lot of damage to our hands and as a result we start to get hand wrinkles.

Aging also plays its part. We have in our body a protein called collagen which is essential to give strength to the skin. As we age our body produces lesser collagen which leads to saggy skin and wrinkles.

For some strange reason women when in their teens avoid using sunscreen. Even if we apply we forget to use it on our hands. The effect of this bad habit starts to show on our hand in our 30’s. The suns UV rays produce free radicals in our skin. These free radicals damage the collagen in our skin which leads to saggy skin and wrinkles.

Then there is pollution which can damage collagen. Also there is this bad habit that some of us have called smoking. Some women smoke. The nicotine in the smoke forms free radicals and causes hand wrinkles.

How to remove hand wrinkles?

Now since we know the causes of home wrinkles, it is time to get rid of them. You can remove hand wrinkles with proper skin care, anti-wrinkle creams, by staying hydrated, protecting your hands and getting proper sleep.


Antiaging skin care routine


Skin care for hands

We tend to forget the hands when it comes to skin care as we concentrate too much on the face. Skin care for hands is similar to your skin care for face. First you must wash your face with a good facial cleanser. This will help to remove make-up, dead skin cells, pollution and dirt from your skin.

Next will be to use a good moisturizer on your hands. This will keep your skin hydrated and prevent the formation of wrinkles. This two steps have to be done on a daily manner.

Now you need to exfoliate your hands. This has to done before moisturizing and after cleansing. But since you don’t have to exfoliate daily we have mentioned it third. We have some good homemade exfoliants for you to use mentioned below.

Finally you will need to use sun protection on your hands. So you will have to use sunscreen on your hands. Use sunscreen of SPF of above 30. Use it whenever you move out in the sun. Reuse it when you wash your hands. Also you can cover your hands with gloves to protect them from the suns UV rays.

Hand wrinkles cream

You can also go for a hand wrinkles cream. Go for a cream that deals with dryness and wrinkles. Check for retinol if you want to get rid of wrinkles. If you want to get rid of dryness then ceramides, glycerine, or hyaluronic acid must be in the cream. You can ask for your dermatologist for hand wrinkles cream suggestion.

Use hand gloves

Most of the damage that happens to our hands is due to exposure to the suns UV rays. This can be prevented with the use of sunscreen. But hand skin also gets effected by the chemicals as well as irritants present in soaps and detergents. Also repeated contact with water can also damage the skin of the hand and cause hand wrinkles. You need to use gloves while washing your clothes. Also use a mild soap while washing your hands.



Drink water to prevent hand wrinkles

Water keeps your skin hydrated and maintains its elasticity. In other words it prevents the formation of wrinkles. So you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to prevent hand wrinkles. Water is the primary constituent of our cells. Therefore drinking lots of water will plump your skin. Keeping it soft and glowing.  

Sleep to prevent hand wrinkles

Sleeping for 8 hours at night is another step to prevent skin aging. When we sleep our body produces more antioxidants which can deal with the collagen damaging free radicals in our skin. Also when we sleep our body produces more collagen. It has been found that people who sleep for less than six hours a day have twice as much as fine lines then people who sleep for more than 8 hours a day.

Hand wrinkles home remedies

In home remedies for hand wrinkles you can first start by exfoliation of your hands. This is the second step in a skin care routine. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells from the skin. Long term exfoliation will stimulate collagen production. Exfoliation also opens the pores of the skin. Hence you must moisturize your skin post exfoliation. This will allow the nutrients to seep deeper into your skin.

Cucumber and Yogurt hand mask

You need 1 tablespoon yogurt and 2 tablespoon cucumber juice. Mix both the ingredients till you get a homogeneous paste. After cleansing your face apply the mask and keep for 15 minutes. Then rinse your face. Use this mask for three times a week.

You can try more our homemade exfoliants here.

Now there are other homemade remedies that you can use to get rid of hand wrinkles.

Hand wrinkles home remedy

Use Vaseline for hand wrinkles

Vaseline creates an impermeable layer around the skin when applied. This layer will prevent dirt and pollution from entering your hands. It also traps the moisture and keeps your hands hydrated. This will prevent your hand skin from getting dry and prevent saggy skin and fine lines.

Aloe Vera massage for the hands

Extract Aloe Vera gel from a leaf of Aloe Vera. Apply this gel on your hands and rinse after 20 minutes. This gel preserves the moisture in the skin. It’s a good moisturising agent. This will help to get rid of hand wrinkles.

Olive oil for hand wrinkles

Olive oil is a good moisturizing agent and will help your hand to preserve moisture and stay hydrated. So put a few drops on the palm of your hands and massage them.

Hand wrinkles treatment

Hand wrinkles treatment like any other wrinkle treatment mostly is directed to improve collagen levels in your skin. This will strengthen the skin on your hands and prevent saggy skin and wrinkles. We have five effective treatments for you that you can use. You will need to consult with your doctor before starting these treatments.

Intense pulse light

This is an efficient technology that is used to treat hand wrinkles and stains. In this treatment procedure an increase in temperature is created and directed to the region which must be treated. This result in the contraction of collagen fibres which will improve skin firmness and radiance.

There won’t be any pain as a result of the temperature increase. Also there will be 2 sessions of 10 to 20 minutes per month. The person can then go home and resume her normal activity.

Laser treatment for hand wrinkles

Laser treatment is performed with a device that emits a light that penetrates the deepest layers of the skin. This helps to remove stains on your hands in a few session. At the same time it improves skin tone and collagen production. But you need to be hydrated while during the procedure, so it is important to avoid sun bathing. The number of sessions depends upon the degree of the stains. The treatment is done at the intervals of few weeks. It is a simple treatment procedure.

Bio stimulators with Calcium Hydroxyapatite and Polylactic Acid

Calcium Hydroxyapatite and Polylactic Acid are very effective bio stimulators of collagen. They are injected under the skin. This is done through small implants. They will help to get rid of wrinkles on hand and sagging skin. There will be a slow but sure rejuvenation in the appearance of the skin.

These treatment procedure are simple and are less invasive. They can be performed in the doctor’s clinic. An anaesthetic will be applied at the site of application. There will be three sessions every 45 days.

Chemical peeling for aging hands

This procedure also focusses to stimulate collagen production. This is done by using chemical substance under the skin. This helps to improve blemishes and the skin is more toned. The procedure cannot be performed if there is any wound at the site. Sun exposure is not allowed when the treatment is going on.

Hyaluronic acid fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is already present in our skin. We start to lose it as we age. Filling with hyaluronic acid is a technique that is used to support sagging skin. In this procedure small implants of hyaluronic acid are applied under the skin. This is done by using injections to restore volume in the skin.

One benefit of this procedure is that it disguises veins and tendons that have become more visible due to aging. Hyaluronic acid stimulates the growth of collagen in our skin to get rid of hand wrinkles.

FAQs regarding hand wrinkles

These are some of the FAQs we receive from our readers.

Are hand lines genetic?

It is known that dry skin type and fair skin tone is more likely to develop wrinkles. So yes in a way hand lines can be called genetic.

Can you reverse hand wrinkles?

Yes hand wrinkles can be reversed by using treatments mentioned above. You can go for intense pulse light, chemical peeling, hyaluronic acid fillers and laser treatment to reverse hand wrinkles.

How to reduce hand wrinkles?

To reduce hand wrinkles you will need to use a sunscreen on the back of your hands. This one step can reduce your hand wrinkles over a period of time. Also if possible wear gloves when you move out of your house in the sun.

What age do your hands start to wrinkle?

Hand wrinkles like any form of wrinkles usually appear in your mid-thirties. But if you have been going out in the sun without using sunscreen on your hands then they may appear earlier.

How to reduce hand wrinkles naturally?

To reduce hand wrinkles naturally mix one teaspoon of yogurt with two teaspoon of cucumber juice. Apply this mask and keep it for 15 minutes. Then rinse.

What to use for wrinkled hands?

Vaseline or petroleum jelly is best for hand wrinkles.

In conclusion

Hands often get neglected as far as skin care is concerned. Also our hands come in contact with a lot of damaging chemicals. This can lead to premature signs of aging like fine lines. Therefore it becomes very important that we find solution to these signs of aging on our hands.

We have come up with homemade remedies and also treatment options if you want to get rid of hand wrinkles.

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