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10 Ways to Protect Your Hands With SPF

Jul 20 2015 - 5:00pm

Did you know that aside from your face, your hands get the most sun exposure [1]? That's why it's essential to protect them on a daily basis. Sure, you've been faithfully slathering SPF [2] on your face for years — and get compliments from your friends, family, and dermatologist on your complexion — but look at the backs of your hands. The thin skin there is susceptible to wrinkling, sagging, and dark spots like your face . . . but your paws don't have the luxury of wearing foundation. Read on to discover 10 ways to keep them healthy and youthful.

Out, Damn Spot!

Clinique [3] is channeling its hyperpigmentation technology in its Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 [4] ($30). The sun protection will also help prevent future photo-aging.

Big on Protection

Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40 [5] ($34) is high in sun protection, and it's formulated with sea buckthorn oil to reduce hyperpigmentation caused by UVA/UVB rays. This jumbo size is perfect to keep on your desk — you'll remember to constantly reapply!

Retinol: Not Just For Your Face

Don't let your hands show your age! Avon Anew Clinical Absolute Even Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF 15 [6] ($17) hydrates your hands with shea butter and helps diminish signs of aging with retinol.

Gorgeous on the Go

Nothing beats a classic, and Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream SPF 30 [7] ($6) hydrates hands while protecting them with the brand's signature helioplex sunscreen for serious sun protection.

Bright Skies, Smooth Hands

The lightweight L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF 15 [8] ($30) protects your hands from sun damage, while immortelle essential oil fights wrinkles, and vitamin C brightens uneven skin tone.

Pretty Handy

No manicure is complete without a good hand cream, and Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl Hand Cream [9] ($28) is an excellent tube. It's formulated with shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils, and botanicals to hydrate and nourish, while SPF 25 keeps your hands well shielded from photo damage.

Vitamin C No Spots

Shiseido Benefiance Protective Hand Revitalizer SPF 8 [10] ($38) is an extension of the brand's antiaging line, and its formulated with vitamin C and botanical extracts to even out any sun spots on the back of your hands.

Soft and Smooth

Smooth on Boots No. 7 Protect & Perfect Hand Cream [11] ($15) for younger-looking hands. Dark spots will be lightened, while the sunscreens protects from future damage.

Ooh La Luxe!

For a little luxury, keep La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Hand Cream SPF 15 [12] ($160) stowed in your handbag. The antiaging hand cream works to fight discoloration with licorice root extract, while caviar extract helps to firm skin for more youthful-looking hands.

Beautiful on a Budget

Retinol Anti-Aging Hand Cream with SPF 12 [13] ($13) gives your hands the dynamic duo of antiaging with a budget-friendly price.

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