Yesterday my son said I have old hands. I said all 59 years are in my hands. My face stays younger cause we pay more attention to our skin there with creams and all, but hands show our true age.
My deformed thumb nails show that I damaged the matrix of my nail. I was a nervous little girl and remember being scolded for chewing on my cuticles, causing hangnails that would become infected.
My skin is crepey, very thin. I was on prednisone for over eight years which cause the tissues to become fragile. The elasticity is poor. They are the way they are. I cannot afford botox.
I have age spots. Never thought it would happen to me, but that's what happens from years in the sun. How many of us put sunscreen on our hands?
My right hand is larger than my left hand; I'm a right handed person.
My nails are clean and manicured. I have a clerical job and don't like to get my hands dirty.
What do your hands say? What is your story?