Anti-aging TLC for your hands

I treat myself to an at-home facial just about every week, and even though I always use excess skincare product on the backs of my hands, that’s really all the dedicated care they get aside from cream or lotion a few times a day. So when I received the Spa Sensuals Rejuvenating Hand Scrub and Intensive Hand Cream from Peter Lamas, I couldn’t stop thinking about the advice I’ve heard from dermatologists over and over again… “The hands are a dead giveaway of your true age”—and now I’m being proactive by giving myself a hand-cial once a week.

Similar to a facial, I stand my hand-cial with a scrub, and this one seriously gets the job done. A salt- and oil-based scrub, it exfoliates rough, dull skin and delivers a major dose of moisture thanks to mango and shea butters along with lemon, almond and grapeseed oil. After using it, the backs of my hands have a rosy glow that lasts for about 10 minutes, and they are so-so-so soft. And the citrusy scent is delicious.

After exfoliating, I like to apply one of my facial serums, which could be hydrating, collagen-boosting or exfoliating depending on my mood. And just like a facial, I finish with Peter Lamas’ Intensive Hand Cream. This nourishing antioxidant-rich cream locks in moisture for up to 24 hours without feeling greasy, and the same citrusy scent makes for a nice pick-me-up.

All and all this process takes less than 5 minutes, and compared to the time investment the payback is huge. I still use extra skincare product on the backs of my hands after applying to my face, but I’m hoping this special treatment stops liver spots and crepey skin before they make their presence known and potentially reveal my true age–because it’s such a big secret. ;-)

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