Just as the rest of sin ages as we mature, so does the skin on our hands. The onset of ageing hands is quite often one of the first visible signs of ageing.
The noticeable signs of ageing generally begin when the skin starts to lose collagen and elastin – the substances that help the skin to retain its volume and ability to bounce back. As the skin on the backs of the hands is typically thinner than in other areas of the body, this tends to mean ageing of the hands is more noticeable.
More often than not, along with the face and sometimes the neck and decolletage, the hands are typically exposed. Long term exposure to the sun and other weather elements can accelerate the rate at which our skin ages, as UV light contributes to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres. The skin on the hands will alter in quality, as it begins to become more dry, dehydrated and crepey looking, along with the development of wrinkles, pigmentation issues by way of sun damage or age spots.