After the face and neck, the hands are the most prominent tell-tale sign of one’s age. It’s also susceptible to daily wear and tear from environmental stressors and doing human things like washing the dishes. While the underside and palm are pretty resilient, the dorsal back of the hand is much weaker in comparison as it loses collagen and elastin as time goes by.

We often pay the utmost attention to our faces, so why not take the time to keep your hands looking youthful too? Pop a hand cream in your everyday bag for moisturising on the go, and once in a while, consider a full-blown hand pack or mask with skin-loving ingredients to generously pamper your digits. Here are five we recommend:

Kocostar Hand Moisture Pack, RM16

Soothe your dry, overworked hands with this pair of gloves that envelope the hands in an intensely moisturising serum containing a fusion of shea butter and luscious oils. 15 minutes is all you need for them to feel silky soft.

Sephora Collection Xmas Gloves Hand Masks (Limited Edition 2018), RM20

These gloves spotlight the superfood, nutrient-rich avocado extract to strengthen the skin from within. Not only are they watertight and tactile, the adorable starry design makes the whole experience extra fun.

Lush Golden Handshake Hot Hand Mask, RM30

Containing avocado oil, argan oil and rosewood oil as well as fresh butters, sit this hot hand mask in a bowl, cover it with hot water and stir until it thickens. Then, plunge your hands in the dreamy lotion and soak them for about 15 minutes.

innisfree Special Care Hand Mask, RM10

This hand mask by innisfree comprises a complete anti-ageing repair serum to help combat symptoms of ageing to reveal healthier and more youthful hands.

Talika Hand Moisturizing Gloves, RM365

Expect a luxurious experience when you use these gloves that feature a gel lining that progressively releases active ingredients to nourish and smooth the hands while reducing age spots and wrinkles. They can be used up to 40 times.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen