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Our hands are constantly being used and are one of the most exposed body part, which is why they’re the first to show signs of the aging process. The skin on our hands is very sensitive, but you can protect it with some natural remedies and a little effort.

The back of our hands has almost no fat, which makes them lose elasticity over time. Constantly washing your hands as well as the toxins from the environment just add more fuel to the fire, and your hands begin to age noticeably. However, the following advices will help you keep them in shape and slow down the aging process.

Eggs

Eggs are great for restoring the elasticity of your skin. Just take a couple of egg whites and mix them with a tablespoon of honey, then apply the mixture on your hands and leave it to dry. Rinse with warm water and soap in the end and repeat the process every day.

Rosehip oil

This oil is very nutritious and will help you restore the elasticity of your skin. Massage your hands with olive oil every day and you will soon see the results.

Almond oil

Soak your hands in almond oil for 5 minutes, then put them in cold water for another 5 before applying a hydrating cream. Repeat the process every night before going to bed and your hands will be smoother than ever before.

Potatoes

Boil a couple of medium-sized potatoes, then mash them finely. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, some honey and a bit of milk and mix everything well, then put the mixture in the fridge. Apply it 2-3 times a week and leave it to work for 15 minutes before washing your hands with soap and water.

Lemon and sugar

Prepare a mixture of lemon juice from half a lemon and 2 tablespoons of sugar to create a powerful scrub that will improve the microcirculation in your hands and make your skin great. Wash the mixture off with some soap and water.

Vaseline

Applying Vaseline on your hands should become a daily habit of yours. The petroleum jelly product will keep your hands hydrated and protected from environmental factors.

Here are some tips to prevent the aging of your hands:

Stop biting your nails!

We know you can’t help it, but biting your nails slows down nail growth and makes your hands look older, and you don’t want them looking like that, right?

Avoid washing your hands with hot water

Always wash your hands with lukewarm water as hot water will dehydrate them.

Protect your hands from the cold weather

Always wear gloves in the winter to protect your hands from the harsh weather conditions.