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

Big on Protection

Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40 [4] ($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 [5] ($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 [6] ($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 [7] ($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 [8] ($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 [9] ($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 [10] ($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 [11] ($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 [12] ($13) gives your hands the dynamic duo of antiaging with a budget-friendly price.

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