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Do Your Hands Show Your True Age?

There's an old saying that no matter how young your face looks, your hands will give your age away. Concerned about your hands not looking their best? Keep hydrated, wear sunscreen, and rely on antiaging creams to keep them looking supple, like Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream ($6.70), which has an SPF of 30; Sally Hansen Age Correct Retinol Hand Creme ($6.50), formulated with collagen and antioxidants; and L'Occitane Immortelle Young Hands SPF 15 ($32), which helps to fade away discolorations.

You may or may not look your age, in general, but do you think your hands are the telltale sign of your true years of existence on this big blue planet? Share your experience with us below.


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deep-purple deep-purple 8 years
unfortunately my hands look older than my face...all that dish washing and no hand moisturizer. but I'm starting to take care of them more
actionandy actionandy 8 years
For my job I have to wash my hands CONSTANTLY all day long. They're starting to get really ragged - any tips for heavy duty overnight treatment?
honeycreepshow honeycreepshow 8 years
my hands show my age.... as in they show that i'm a 17 year old girl. short nails, chipped polish, atrocious cuticles. i dont have to worry about wrinkles just yet. ahhaha
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
Okay - so my hands may be dry (just genetically prone) but I think the neck shows the age on most ppl. I moisturive my hands all the time and use moisturizer w. at least a 30 SPF daily on face and neck. AND YES - BEING BLACK...IT DOES AND WILL CRACK if not taken care of! Don't be fooled:)
candy-rain candy-rain 8 years
I swear, my hands look like an 80 year old woman's :/ Weird. I use Aveeno daily and everything, but my hands still look crepe-y.
beautyaddict13 beautyaddict13 8 years
Yes! Tons of people have young looking faces because they've used tons of treatments or whatever but their hands often look old because they've neglected them. I think hands, neck, and chest give away your true age.
minze minze 8 years
crap. the last thing i need is another body part to pamper.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Yeah, I use lotion but I'm going to get some with spf next time I run out. My hands are definitely slightly dryer than they use to be.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
eczema on my hands have taken their toll
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
I have really been paying attention to my hands over the past two years. I try to take very good care of them. I do need to get some hand lotion with SPF though.
ren_kr ren_kr 8 years
I hate putting lotion on my hands during the day. The only time I can tolerate stuff on my hands is right before bed. Bad, I know but I'm trying to ease in sunscreen on the TOP of my hands before going out steps !
Allytta Allytta 8 years
the same goes for neck - i use grows feet, hands and necks to estimate someone's age.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
no, they look younger. i have a close friend who's 23 but her hands look like she's 50. her boyfriend teases her lovingly about it, but it is a bit disturbing to look at. and they feel harsh as well. and she is very pampered girl, i guess it's just genetics.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
i use aquaphor ointment. it works the best for me! and is super cheap to boot.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
i have to be really careful with my hands because i do a lot of crafts like pottery and decoupage so my hands get really dry.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
If I don't keep my hand moisturized they look much older. I have to stay on top if it. other wise they look dry and haggard.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I heard the saying, "whatever you do to your face, do to your hands." It really is true that your hands can give you away. That's why I apply sunscreen and everything else that goes on my face on my hands every day as well.
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