Give Your Hands an Anti-Aging Makeover

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PREVENT: Moisturizers & Sunscreen

For super dry hands, use an oil-based moisturizer with antioxidants and sunscreen. You should be using sunscreen every day on your

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Photo by: shutterstock.com

PREVENT: Moisturizers & Sunscreen

For super dry hands, use an oil-based moisturizer with antioxidants and sunscreen. You should be using sunscreen every day on your hands and your face. Dr. Sobel recommends an SPF of 15 to 30, or 30-plus if you're playing sports and hitting the beach. You will need to reapply every two hours.

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Fri, May 17, 2013 5:24 PM EDT
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Reality check - the #1 giveaway of your age isn't your face, it's your hands. Bethenny's skin wizard, Dr. Howard Sobel, says, "Like any other part of the body, the skin on the hands loses its elasticity. The hands are especially affected because of constant exposure to the sun and the environment."

Then there are those gross veins that make fingerless gloves look like a better option every day. "We lose fat in our hands as we age, which makes those blood vessels more noticeable and makes the hands look older."

Even women who take care of their skin often neglect the skin on their hands… but that's where Dr. Sobel's tips come in handy!

Dr. Sobel

Howard D.Sobel, MD is an attending Dermatologist & Dermatologic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC who has been voted one of the best Dermatologic Surgeons by NY Magazine for 13 consecutive years. Dr. Sobel received his degree in medicine from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and completed his residency in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon, as well as being the first Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. He is also the founder of one of the first doctor dermatologic skin care lines, DDF (Doctor's Dermatologic Formula).



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