Skin Tips for Taking Care of Your Feet & Hands

By Dr. Jaspreet | 19th April 2021

When we think about skincare, we often put all our energy into enhancing what people see first, i.e our faces. We spend hours on using the right products like moisturizers etc but when it comes to the two of the most active parts of our body (our hands and feet) we tend to do minimal stuff for them or even completely skip on taking good care of them.

Just like the face, the hands and feet also need some love. Activities like constant hand washing or standing for long hours can make the hands and feet look dry, cracked, and even age faster than the rest of our body. Today, Dr. Jaspreet will list out some ways in which you can take good care of your hands & feet.

You must have surely come across a beautiful face with a pair of wrinkly hands in your life. Now, just like how before solving a problem, the acknowledgment of the problem comes first. Let us first know some ways in which we can identify crucial signs of aging in hands.

 

Identifying the Problem: Signs of Aging in Hands

  • Loose skin
  • Rough skin
  • Age spots
  • Dark & visible veins
  • Scaly patches & wrinkles

Solving the Problem: Reversing Aging in Hands

There are multiple treatment options available for the purpose of reversing aging in hands, they include:

  • Fillers or fat injections can make the skin plump to restore a youthful appearance by making the dark veins disappear.
  • Chemical peels that can be combined with retinol or glycolic acid-based lotions. This treatment option is great to reduce the appearance of any rough patches.
  • Radiofrequency can be utilized to tighten loose skin.

Identifying the Problem: Signs of Aging in Feet

The skin of the foot changes in texture with age along with this the sole of the foot also loses fat as we age. This is the reason why people in an older age group complain of foot soreness and pain. As you age, the fat pads diminish and the added stress causes dryness which then forms cracks. Multiple issues can also occur with toenails since as we age the toenails becomes thicker and harder to manage which eventually leads to poor circulation and fungal infections, all while making the toenails brittle as well.

Solving the Problem: Taking Care of Your Feet

  • Make sure that you are wearing the correct footwear as pointy footwear or shoes that are too tight can lead to inflamed and ingrown toenails.
  • Avoid walking barefoot in public places like lock room showers or swimming pools where viral infections and fungal infections can easily spread.
  • Take care of your cuticles by keeping them hydrated in order to create a barrier against yeast, fungus, and bacteria.

The Importance of Moisturizing:

Simply using a lotion post-shower does not mean that you are done with the moisturizing routine for the day. You are removing important oils from the skin each time you wash your hands or sanitize, hence regularly moisturizing is of utmost importance. Whatever is used to hydrate, make sure it includes an SPF of at least 15.

Along with this, the power of petroleum jelly cannot be underestimated. At Cult Aesthetics by Enhance, Dr. Jaspreet can recommend products that work best for your concern and your specific skin type. You may connect with us at +91-8826141232.

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