We all try our best to strike a balance as we age. But with age, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic. Skin tags, age spots, and wrinkles become more noticeable.

Even if you do everything right, your hands can give away your age.

It’s your hands that do the talking when it comes to giving away your real age. The hands take use and abuse compared to your face. From dryness to discoloration, your hands tell a vivid story.

Here’s what your hands might just be telling other people and what you can do about it.

Too much time in the sun

Sun exposure plays a big role in the aging process. Cumulative exposure over the years can result in thinner skin, wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, and brown spots.

Regular sunscreen can protect your hands from sunburn and skin cancer; It helps in protecting your hands from the harsh aging effects of the sun.

It’s easy to forget about the hands when you’re protecting other parts of your body, which leaves them exposed daily to the sun. UV radiation results in a lot of skin changes associated with aging. The key is to not forget about your hands when you’re applying sunscreen. Don’t forget to reply when you wash your hands.

Hands-on hobbies

If you’re a big fan of hobbies that cause calluses, we have solutions for you.

Calluses are hardened bits of skin that appear from repeated friction and pressure. While they’re not usually sore, calluses can be a sign that you’re putting too much pressure on your bare hands and you need to protect your skin better.

While calluses aren’t really a cause for concern, you should treat them as soon as they pop up, or rather work to prevent them completely. The easiest way to do this is to wear gloves and the right protective padding when using anything that necessitates a forceful grip.

If you already have calluses, the best way to treat them is to soak your hands in warm water. Then, use a pumice stone to gently rub away the dead skin.

If you leave calluses to grow, there’s a chance your skin will become so dry and thick that it will tear. Split calluses are extremely painful.

Instead, seek regular beauty treatments so that your hands tell the world you’re young and fresh instead of a hardcore hobbyist!

Your hands can tell the world volumes. With regular care, you can make sure they tell everyone you’re younger than you are!

Keep your hands rejuvenated with treatments at ENVY Skin Clinic.

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Protect your lips

January 2, 2013

During the winter months the lips get especially dry.

Keep drinking plenty of water, protect and hydrate your lips.

Try out Envy Skin Clinic’s newest product…

Elta lip balm

Moisturizing lip sunscreen with transparent zinc oxide

  • UVA/UVB protection
  • Long-lasting moisturization
  • Antioxidants helpabsorb free radicals
  • Water-Resistant (80 minutes)

EltaMD® UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 31 soothes and UV protects dry, chapped and sun-exposed lips. Transparent zinc oxide, antioxidants, and creamy, long-lasting moisturizers are blended in a sheer, water-resistant formula.

EltaMD UV Lip Balm contains 5% Hydromanil to provide immediate and long-term moisturizing. Hydromanil is a unique, three-dimensional glycol-matrix delivery system that releases moisturizing molecules sequentially into the stratum corneum, resulting in a highly significant improvement of both immediate and long-lasting skin hydration. Powerful UV protection and a cosmetically elegant formula make EltaMD UV Lip Balm the ideal lip protectorfor all skin types and lifestyles.

EltaMD UV Lip Balm is fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic.

Active Ingredients:  Octinoxate 7.5%; Zinc Oxide 5.0%