When I was just starting out as a beauty writer, a very elegant Conde Nast editor told me that ” hands give away your true age”. Back then, her mark went right over my head. Today I get it. While Retin A and IPL have polished my skin smooth, my hands are wrinkled, veiny and dotted with brown spots.
I have been fairly diligent about using sunscreen on my face, but pretty much forgot about my hands. Like a textbook description of sun damage, the back of my hands have wrinkles and age spots. According to my derm, Dr Marmur, the spots may fade in a bit over the winter, but will come roaring back even darker in the spring. Best treatment? Another date with a laser . I will get them zapped off this week and post my progress.
While it might seem vain to care about wrinkled hands, until the day age and wisdom are as valued as young and sexy, I’m going to explore all my beauty options.