Can you tell the age of a bee by her hands?

posted 4 days ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

How old are you if you don’t mind me asking? Are you in the sun a lot? 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

I crop most of my pics because my hands look way older than i do in my opinion. I think my face looks younger than I am, I think my hands look 10 years older than my chronological age. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I feel like everyone has to wash their hands a TON right now, which doesn’t help. You could try some microderm crystals from Amazon. Mix them with some gentle face wash and scrub your hands in the shower for 2-3 min regularly. When this coronavirus business is safely behind us you could get a microderm or chemical peel on your hands. I always put sunscreen on my hands when I go out too to avoid redness (especially important if exfoliating them often and of course to stave off skin cancer).

ETA: these make a nice scrub: https://www.amazon.com/NeedCrystals-Microdermabrasion-Exfoliator-Blackheads-Blemishes/dp/B00CNWY1YY

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

1- your set is stunning. I love it.

I think it shows when some is either very young or very old but, otherwise, for most of us in our various places somewhere in the middle, it’s not super obvious. Lifestyle and genetics and self care practices and jobs, along with melanin and posing style all contribute to perceived and real age appearances of our hands. I’ve seen some Bees whose hands made me think they were really young and then they casually mention being married for 20+ or 30+ years. Then I’ve seen others whose hands looked older and when they mentioned their age, I was surprised by how young they were.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

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luvingbee :  

Try red light therapy.  When used consistently it can turn back the clock on visual signs of aging.  Also, apply sunblock to your hands as well as your face daily. I struggle with this because I wash my hands so often.  But if I’m going out, I put the same spf I have for my face on my hands.  I posted a pic a while ago that made my hands look ancient though.  I’d been outside in cold dry weather.  When our skin is hashed by the elements, what can we do?

Post # 9
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Helper bee

A lot of it is genetics….several years ago I realized I have my mother’s hands, which are very veiny and not necessarily true to my chronological age.  (Plus, today’s incessant hand washing makes it worse!).

Meh.  If that’s my biggest problem, I’m doing ok!

By the way, your rings are beautiful!!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’m a doctor and lately I’ve been washing my hands sooooo often. I think it’s aged them 50 years 🙈

Post # 11
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Honey bee

Pretty sure we all look 100 from all the hand washing.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I don’t think handwashing has anything to do with how old one’s hands look. I am diagnosed OCD and one of my compulsions has to do with hand washing. My hands definitely don’t look my age.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

I have the same problem. My hands look so old. I’m a teacher and wash my hands all the time and of course even more these days.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

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TheMrsTulip :  I think people might not be moisturizing as much with the increased hand washing so hands are looking dry and crackly. Not necessarily that the washing itself makes them look old, more the moisture getting stripped makes them look old.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My hands are a disaster every winter, and the past couple weeks are of course worse. So my hands definitely look terrible right now 

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