1. Protect your hands. Harsh chemicals such as bleach and other cleaning solutions can wreak havoc on your hands, causing them to age faster than they should. When you clean, wash dishes or perform other similar tasks, always wear rubber gloves to protect the skin on your hands.
2. Wear sunscreen on your hands. The sun plays a major role in wrinkling skin. Protect your hands in the same way you protect your facial skin. Wear a sunscreen daily that guards against both UVA and UVB rays. This will prevent further wrinkling that is caused by the sun.
3. Moisturize your hands. You can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by keeping your skin hydrated. Massage a rich hand cream into your hands, beginning at your wrists and working your way down to the fingertips.
4. Get a chemical peel on your hands. While facial chemical peels are commonplace, hand chemical peels are steadily gaining in popularity. A dermatologist applies chemicals to your hands that penetrate the top few layers of skin. The skin will then flake off over the next few days, unveiling younger, less wrinkled skin below.
5. Consider microdermabrasion treatments for your hands. A tiny sand-blaster device is used to polish the top layers of the skin. Microdermabrasion can help even out skin tone, remove age spots and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the backs of the hands. It is usually recommended that you get a series of sessions to see significant results.
6. Eat a well-balanced diet. Try to consume foods that are rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and K. These vitamins promote healthy, youthful-looking skin. You should also drink plenty of water daily. Hydrated skin starts from the inside, so sip water throughout the entire day.
7. Apply an anti-wrinkle cream to your hands each night. Facial anti-aging creams can be used on the hands. Choose a cream that encourages collagen production so hand skin will look firmer and fuller.
8. Wash the backs of your hands with an alpha hydroxy cleanser. Hydroxy acids encourage cellular regeneration, meaning new skin cells are produced more rapidly. The new cells replace older, damaged skin cells, thereby helping skin to look younger.
9. Talk to your dermatologist about Retin-A creams. These creams are applied topically to the skin and encourage collagen production. Fine lines will be less noticeable and wrinkles will be kept at bay.
10. Take Vitamin A and E supplements. Both vitamins are key to skin health.
11. Drink plenty of water daily. If you are dehydrated, your skin will look older. Water helps to plump up the skin, making fine lines and wrinkles less apparent.