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Why do the veins in our hands become visible with age?

Why do the veins in our hands become visible with age?

As we age, the skin on our hands becomes thinner and dehydrated. It becomes sensitive to weather conditions, particularly the cold. Veins and tendons start to become visible around the age of 45. In addition, brown spots begin to appear. This is referred to as "dermatoporosis". The question that arises is: why do the veins in our hands become more visible with age? Let's delve into this.

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Why do the veins in our hands become visible with age?

The layer of fat beneath the skin thins with age, which is why older individuals often have prominent veins not only on their hands, but also on their legs and other parts of the body. In some people, veins may naturally be located close to the skin's surface.

Furthermore, hands age as quickly as the neck and face. Indeed, they are frequently exposed to the elements (sun, wind, cold...), to friction, infectious germs and pollution. These constant aggressions weaken them and reduce the secretion of the protective hydrolipidic film. The cold, on the other hand, decreases the secretion of the sebaceous glands.

The skin typically starts to thin from the age of forty. Additionally, the first spots begin to appear. After fifty, veins and tendons become increasingly visible. Moreover, muscles diminish, the skin loses its firmness and wrinkles. The underlying bones become prominent.

How to diminish the appearance of veins on the hands?

It is possible to reduce the prominence of veins by restoring the volume of the back of the hands. As a preventative measure, consider moisturising your hands daily, favouring a specific treatment. Furthermore, it is appropriate to protect from the elements and the sun, for example by applying a sunscreen or wearing gloves.

Here are some tips to make the veins in your hands less visible:

  • Weightlifting: this not only strengthens the muscles, but also the skin and joints;

  • Focus on nutrients that can reduce the visibility of veins in the hands;

  • Promote blood circulation by engaging in alternative sports to strengthen your hands, fingers, and wrists. These interconnected body parts should be exercised to improve their tone. You can also use a self-massager to stimulate blood flow and reduce the visibility of veins in your hands.

Which hand care products should be used?

To care for your hands, you can opt for:

  • Our hand balm: dermatologically tested, this treatment is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Morning and evening, apply a small amount to your hands and then gently massage until your skin has completely absorbed the treatment. In case of feelings of tightness and dryness, reapply.

  • Our keratin serum: rich in active ingredients, this serum is designed to hydrate your hands. Morning and evening, apply 3 to 4 drops onto them. You can also add a few drops of this treatment into a dollop of your hand moisturiser. It is suitable for all skin types.

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