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Aging Hands: 4 Secrets That Stop the Clock


Just one glance can betray your age. It’s not your laugh lines or crow’s feet. In this age of Botox and eye lifts, hands are the true reflection of time. Your hands are hard workers, and they are often left unprotected against harsh conditions. Don’t they deserve the same tender loving care you give the rest of your skin? Follow these timeless tips for healthy hands you don’t have to hide.

 

Smooth rough, cracked hands with wheat extract oil.

It happens every winter. Dry air, hot water, and harsh soaps give you flaky, itchy skin that no amount of lotion seems to be able to conquer. It doesn’t help that your natural oil production slows over time, often due to hormones. You don’t have to hide your hands away. Use wheat extract oil for soft skin year-round. 

The vitamin E found in this oil is good for dry, prematurely aged skin. In a recent French study, women who took 350-milligram wheat extract oil capsules for three months every day experienced a significant increase in skin hydration. And there’s more — wheat extract oil applied to your skin will smooth and soften it, as well as reduce roughness and irritation.

 

The undiluted truth about water and dry skin.

You’ve read it in beauty magazines, but is it actually true that drinking more water can help your complexion? Getting enough water is necessary for your skin, but despite what you read, drinking water isn’t going to get rid of dry skin if you’re already hydrated.

Your skin is about 30 percent water, so it’s no surprise H2O has a direct link to supple, plump skin. If you are dehydrated, drinking water can help skin thickness and density, but keep in mind it won’t prevent wrinkles or other signs of aging. 

 

A yellow flower can stop you from getting black and blue.

Skin becomes fragile as you age, allowing it to bruise easily. Though staying hydrated can help, drinking more water isn’t going to get rid of your “tissue-paper skin.” Get help from a flower.

Arnica is a perennial plant with yellow, daisy-like petals. Also called leopard’s bane, it reduces inflammation and bruising. You can smooth some on your skin after injury to prevent bruising, but don’t put it on broken skin. Arnica is available as a 2-percent essential oil or infused in creams, gels, and ointments. Look for arnica montana in the ingredients list. 

Looking for Arnica? Then look no farther than Frank K. Wood's Age-Away Skin Cream. You can enjoy the appearance of younger, supple skin with a cream that exfoliates, moisturizes, and refines your skin.  Packed with natural ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid, soybean oil, vegetable fatty acids, and arnica montana extract, Age-Away Skin Cream delivers amazing results at an incredibly low price! 

Spot treat your skin and say “so long” to age spots.

Sun damage and constant bruising increase your chances of skin discoloration. But did you know that licorice root may help lighten your skin? You may only think of licorice as candy, but it’s actually a perennial with a long history in traditional Chinese medicine. Scientists report that the main ingredients in licorice disperse skin pigmentation and prevent discoloring due to the sun’s ultra-violet radiation.

Licorice root, also known as glycyrrhiza glabra, can be found in teas, cosmetics, and sweet candies. Licorice extract is available in pharmacies and health food stores. Because this herb can cause serious side effects, talk to your doctor before using it. If he approves, follow dosing instructions carefully.

 

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  • FC&A Staff Writer