Wrinkles on your hands – How to reduce and care for them.


Have you noticed wrinkles on your hands?

Your hands are a symbol of the life you have lived. Every wrinkle, every scar tells a story of a battle fought. You have worked hard your whole life, and your hands have borne the brunt. So maybe it is time to pamper them and show them how grateful you are.

What causes wrinkles on your hands?

There are a few different reasons why wrinkles appear on our hands over time. Let’s have a look.

The cruel cost of time

As you age, wrinkles form not only on your face and neck but on other parts of your body too. The skin on your hands, in particular, can be fragile and susceptible to damage over years of work and exposure. Ageing is something we do not have the power to stop, but we can take steps to slow it down.

All that sanitiser can cause wrinkles

With the pandemic and the increase in using sanitisers and washing hands, they are getting stripped of their moisture more than ever before. In general, washing your hands with soap very frequently or using harsh soaps can increase the dehydration of your hands. This dehydration can lead to wrinkles in time.

The culprit – the sun

As usual, sun exposure is one of the guilty parties here. Overexposure can deteriorate the skin on your hands, causing wrinkles and ageing sooner than it should. The UV rays break down the collagen and elastin in your skin, taking away the support that your hands require.

Throw away that cigarette!  

If you are a long term smoker, the chances are that your skin is ageing faster than non-smokers. The most affected areas are your neck, hands and mouth. This is because of reduced blood flow.

Wrinkles, hands and everything else

Our hands are our first point of contact with the outside world, so obviously, they get the most exposure to toxins and basically everything out there! It could be chemical products like dishwashing soap and cleaners that run down your skin quality or even germs and allergens you come in contact with from food or other places.

How do to reduce the wrinkles on your hands?

While you can’t completely get rid of your wrinkles, you can do things that make your hands healthy and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Here are five steps that you can take daily.

1. Moisturise – Get as much moisture in them as you can! Moisturise your hands after washing them and using sanitisers. This will give the skin the hydration it needs and make the skin healthy and plump.

2. Hydrate – While we are on the topic of hydration. Don’t forget to drink your eight glasses of water per day!

3. Sunscreen – Wear sunscreen on your hands as well when you go out. They get exposed to the harsh sun, especially when you are driving. So lather that sunscreen on before you go out. If driving a bike, you can also consider wearing gloves!

4. Sleep! – Get your 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night as this is when your body heals from its daily damage.

5. Protect – When you are cleaning, washing dishes or exposing your hands to any kinds of chemicals, try to use gloves. This will create a barrier between your skin and the products and avoid harsh exposure.

Home remedies to reduce the wrinkles on your hand.

These home remedies can be beneficial in enhancing the health of your skin as long as you are not allergic to any ingredients in them. Always do a patch test and check first.

Olive oil for hydration

To give your hands proper hydration, you can apply olive oil on them at night and go to sleep wearing gloves. In the morning, your hands should feel soft and hydrated.

Tomato juice for healthy skin

Filled with antioxidants, soaking your hands in tomato juice can be great for the health of your skin.

The classic lemon and sugar for exfoliation

Make a little scrub out of lemon juice and sugar and use it as an exfoliator to remove dead skin and dirt. This will leave your hands soft and fresh!

Milk as a moisturiser

You can use milk as a moisturiser and soak your hands in a bowl of it for 15-20 minutes.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is excellent for every kind of skin issue, including reducing those wrinkles on your hands! It contains malic acid, which increases the elasticity of the skin and reduces wrinkles. Fresh aloe vera extract is the best to use.

Rice milk mask for wrinkles on your hands

You can create a mask for your hands by using rice powder, milk and rosewater. Apply the paste to your hands and leave it on till it dries. Wash it off and notice the difference.

The silver lining

While taking care of the rest of your body, don’t forget your hands. They deserve some love too! Add your hand care to your nightly skincare routine, and you will see the difference in the health of your skin all around.


The natural remedies mentioned in the blog are the widely popular ones. It is in no way a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Avoid using these if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies. 

Before trying any natural remedy, always test a small quantity on your skin to check for any adverse reactions or allergy to any particular ingredient. In case of emergency or any reaction, immediately connect with a doctor who can offer the proper treatment.


1. How can I make my hands look younger?

You can make your hands look younger by taking care of them, keeping them healthy and following the steps recommended above! If you need further assistance, then visit a dermatologist.

2. At what age do hands start looking old?

Usually, signs of ageing appear around the age of 40. However, it entirely depends on how you take care of yourself and the things you expose yourself to.

3. What cream is good for wrinkled hands?

Opt to use a rich moisturising cream that contains hyaluronic acid, glycerin, ceramides and Vitamin C. They will help to moisturise and delay the formation of wrinkles on your hands.

4. How can I tighten the skin on my hands?

With home remedies and creams, you will not be able to tighten loose skin. For this, you will need to check with your dermatologist for in-office procedures.



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Namya Naresh

An obsessive dreamer, vegetarian foodie and shy singer, Namya spends her time immersed in the world of Literature and Music. She is currently writing her first novel, advocating for mental health, self-love and bringing you your daily dose of skincare with CureSkin!