Hand care is often an afterthought when it comes to skin care, but your hands are often the first spot on your body to show the signs of photoaging (not to mention the first to get really dry after hand sanitizing and washing). Really good hand cream can make such a difference both in the short term—the one from GOOPGENES leaves your hands ultramoisturized, supple, and soft—and in the long term (it’s clinically proven to firm skin and smooth the look of wrinkles and roughness). Clean hand lotion is made with nourishing, good-for-you ingredients (conventional hand lotion can be formulated with potentially health-harming cocktails of chemical preservatives and texturizers to make it seem moisturizing, rather than using the actual, ultramoisturizing good stuff). Work your favorite hand cream into a bit of a hand care routine
, and the results can be even more dramatic. Smooth some body sunscreen
over the backs of your hands every day (and after every hand wash), make sure your soaps and hand washes moisturize as they cleanse, and (extra credit) do some exfoliating as often as you can—the results are worth it.