Now more than ever, there’s a focus on hands. You can blame the shift south from the face and neck on engagement season, or on the unavoidable nail-art selfies filling feeds everywhere. Either way, fists have been thrust into the spotlight.
“Our hands are constantly exposed to the elements,” says New York City–based dermatologist Francesca Fusco, M.D., calling out harsh soaps, antibacterial lather, varying climates, and sunlight as the root causes.
While there are many solutions to treat and reverse damage brought on by environmental factors—hands can suffer from fine lines, pigmentation, uneven texture, and enlarged veins—Fusco advises all patients to take a few preventative measures to ensure happy and healthy hands all season long.