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.