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Question: hands and feet looked aged


 pandora0499 - Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:49 pm

I currently have wrinkled hands and feet that look like their older people hands. I tried using every type of lotion possible but cant get ride of them. Is there any cure for it?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:38 am

User avatar Hello,The skin has a lipid protective layer.This protects against chemicals and allergens from causing harm.Frequent washing,using harsh detergents on a long term basis,chemicals in work place can weaken this layer leading to what is known as cumulative insult dermatitis.Early stages may present with wrinkled dry skin.The prevention of this would mean taking precautions like use of barrier cremes and avoiding excess cleansing.Glycerine containing cremes are useful in early stages.Good nutrition with BCarotene containg foods or suppliments may be very useful.
Best wishes.

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