Easy Sun Protection For The Hands


Since the #1 cause of premature skin aging (wrinkles, rough texture, brown spots) is exposure to the sun and its damaging UV rays, wearing sun protection is essential for all exposed areas.

One area that is often forgotten is the hands. They certainly show the signs of aging and take a lot of abuse with hand washing and the use of drying hand sanitizers, but they need to be protected to look their best and to lessen the risk of skin cancer.

The challenge with wearing sunscreen daily on the hands is that it comes off every time you wash your hands, and having to reapply can be an inconvenience.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your hands protected from the sun is by dusting on SPF-containing mineral powder after washing. Many mineral-based powders come in their own self-dispensing brush, making it portable, quick and easy to apply. I personally use ColoreScience SPF 50 Mineral Powder and it’s available for purchase here.

I keep a mineral powder brush both in my hand bag and in the console of my car so I’m never without protection. (I dust it on the face throughout the day too for additional sun protection.) Especially while driving, your hands are exposed to harmful UV rays on the steering wheel, so a quick dusting of powder will keep your hands looking young.

Read: Secrets To Beautiful, Younger-Looking Hands

Read: Is Your Hand Cream Causing Your Skin To Break Out?

Read: Five Tips To Help Dry, Cracked Winter Hands

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Renée Rouleau

Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”