Why we must look after our hands –
We use our hand almost every minute of the day, yet they often overlooked and betray our age more than our faces!
There are more nerves in our hands than any other part of the body accelerating our sense of touch but also a simple paper cut can cause a lot of pain.
With 27 bones, 29 Joints and at least 123 ligaments our fingers don’t have muscles they are moved by the muscles of the forearm.
As we reach our 30’s we loose 1% of collagen and elastin every year, the skin on our hands starts to thin and wrinkles and age spots start to appear! We cannot stop the ageing process but our founder Karen J. has developed formulas that will help prevent the signs of ageing and keep our skin soft and supple.
A young persons strong skin contains loads of collagen and elastin and produces its own hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar complex that keeps moisture in the skin as the body decreases production of these substances, the skin on hand which is already the thinnest part of the body starts to look fragile and thin, as we loose the fat padding in our hands the bones and veins begin to stick out and granny hands begin to take shap.
Exposure to the elements can cause a condition called elastosis where the skins elastin becomes broken and so the hands become wrinkled, our hands get more sun exposure than our face, moisturising hands at night even when on holiday is of priority and wearing gloves when working outdoors and gardening will help protect the skin for later years.
Our nails can indicate the state of our health, the colour of the nail and the half moons at the cuticle can identify the quality of oxygen level in the bloodstream and vitamin deficiency is evident by brittle nails or pale spotted nails, which is why a doctor will look at your hands at a consultation.
It can take up to six months for a nail to grow from the cuticle to the tip, keeping the nail moisturised will ensure healthy strong nails.
If our cuticles split then water gets in and damages the new nail growing underneath.
Our hands are also a sign of love, the vein on our wedding ring finger is called Venna Amoris it has a direct line with the human heart and is known as the vein of love.
Our hands deserve loving care