5 tips

Here are a few things that you should know about the skin on your hands

  • It is almost as sensitive as the skin on our faces and it has to endure more, as our hands are constantly being used.
  • The skin on the back of our hands is very thin and has little adipose tissue in the subcutis. This makes it sensitive and subject to ageing easily.
  • The palms have more fatty tissue and connective tissue and are more robust. But without any hair or sebaceous glands, it is difficult for them to absorb moisture.
  • External influences such as sun, cold, heat and water also disrupt the skin’s natural protective barriers.
  • The aim of hand care is to protect the hands from drying out and to provide them with moisture.