As humans lose weight, expose their skin to large amounts of sunshine or simply age naturally, the hands on their skin begins to sag. The look of tigher, less wrinkly skin, especially on the hands, is considered youthful, and a great deal of energy has been exerted by the beauty industry to help women achieve this look. The key to tight healthy hand skin lies mostly in preventative care that will help maintain your skin’s natural elasticity. This can be done by using nourishing moisturizers and eating foods loaded with vitamins.
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Adjust your diet to include more foods that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Eat vitamin C to battle the damage caused by sun exposure to your hands. Foods with high amounts of selenium, such as various nuts, have also been proven to increase skin’s elasticity. Eat foods rich in anthocyanins, such as pomegranates. This compound will make the cellular walls of the body’s smallest blood vessels stronger, increasing blood flow and nutrient deposits in your skin.
Apply creams and moisturizers to your hands daily that are rich in vitamin B, which rehydrates skin.
Drink eight glasses of water a day to keep your entire body well hydrated. Skin that has access to plenty of water will retain its elasticity better than skin on a dehydrated body.
Exercise two to three times a week to maintain a healthy weight balance which is right for your body type. Consult your doctor about your ideal weight and shape. Keeping yourself fit will prevent your body from expanding to store extra fat deposits. Exercise also to maintain good blood circulation in your body, helping your skin to access the vitamins it needs to remain tight.
Run a humidifier in your home to maintain air that has moisture to prevent your hands from drying out.
Apply sunscreen to your hands each time you will be spending long hours in the sun. Reapply after heavy sweating or water activities.
Undergo a laser skin rejuvenation procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to reduce a skin’s aging blemishes and sagginess. Laser and light treatments are non-invasive and may help reduce the aging effects of skin. Consult your doctor before submitting yourself to any medical procedure.
References and ResourcesAging Skin Net: Causes of Aging Skin
IFit and Healthy: How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss
Mother Nature: Wrinkles, Undoing the Damage
Aging Skin Net: Laser Skin Rejuvenation