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11 Ways to Get Beautiful Hands at 50

Nail shape, sunscreen and the right color polish make all the difference

Side by side images of closeup views of the hands of actresses Vivica A. Fox and Demi Moore

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A close-up view of the hands of Vivica A. Fox (left) and Demi Moore.

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How much attention do you pay to your hands? Be honest. Except for lots of handwashing (thanks to COVID-19), sanitizer and maybe a coat of polish… almost none. Inevitably the day comes when the contrast between your cared-for face and ignored hands makes wearing gloves 24/7 appealing. Don’t despair. Here are 11 ways to pretty-up your paws with some expert advice from Anthony Rossi, a top board-certified dermatologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and beauty editor me:

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.