Hand Elasticity in Detail
Loss of elasticity in the skin refers to a decrease in the skin’s ability to stretch and then return to its original shape. This is due to a reduction in the amount of elastin fibers in the skin, which provide elasticity and resilience. Collagen, another protein that makes up the skin’s structure, also plays a role in skin elasticity. In the context of hands however, loss of elasticity can have several impacts which we will be discussing in more detail today!
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
The skin on the back of the hands is thinner and more delicate than on other parts of the body. Loss of elasticity can lead to wrinkles and fine lines that become more pronounced with age. These wrinkles can also be accentuated by sin damage and exposure to environmental pollutants. The PAUME Renewing Hand Serum has active ingredients included that work to even skin tone, improve hand elasticity and texture and reduce the appearance of brown spots and lines! We would highly recommend adding this product to your everyday hand care routine to avoid the development of wrinkles and fine lines!
When the skin loses elasticity, it can become loose and begin to sag. This can give the hands a “crepey” appearance, with thin, loose skin that is prone to developing folds and wrinkles. This is an impact that I am sure we all want to take proactive steps to try and avoid as long as possible! Check out some of our hand care products at PAUME today to make sure you are protecting your hand elasticity!
Loss of Volume
Over time, the hands can also lose volume as the skin and underlying tissues begin to thin. This can make the tendons, veins and bones in the hands more prominent, giving them a bony or skeletal appearance! This is definitely a sign of aging that we try to avoid as long as possible and that using PAUME products in your everyday routine can help prevent!
Reduced Grip Strength
Loss of skin elasticity can also affect the function of the hands. As the skin becomes thinner and less resilient, it may be more difficult to grip objects, especially for older adults. Reduced grip strength can have a significant impact on everyday life, as it affects the ability to perform a wide range of activities that require the use of the hands! It can make it challenging to perform daily tasks, reduce your work productivity and in some cases even create safety concerns. For all of these reasons it is so important that we are taking care of our hands and protecting our hand elasticity so that things like this do not occur!
Overall, the loss of elasticity in the skin can contribute to the visible signs of aging on the hands, including wrinkles, sagging skin and loss of volume. It can also impact hand function, making it more difficult to perform daily tasks that require grip strength and manual dexterity.