What can a copper peptide wrinkle cream do for your skin? Firm, lift and help hold moisture...........
How is healthy young skin similar to an inflated water balloon? It looks plump, firm and is springy to the touch.
However, when skin loses moisture, it looses volume. It soon begins to look wrinkled, puckered, dull, and dehydrated.
Whether it's a copper peptide cream or serum - these little protein blocks can help your skin cells hold onto moisture. And, more moisture means firmer, smoother skin.....
Simply put, a peptide is a bonded polymer of amino acids (protein blocks) that help cells communicate effectively.
The greatest advantage peptides offer is that they facilitate collagen production. While your body makes collagen naturally, as you age the amount decreases.
That’s where peptides come into play.............
When applied to your skin, they can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support long term skin repair.
When shopping for a peptide wrinkle cream make sure it contains enough copper peptide to make a difference.
Some less expensive drugstore brands only contain a smidget of peptides in their formula just for window dressing, but not enough to make an anti-aging difference for the skin.
Instead, look for products that have high concentrations of ingredients like palmitoyl oligopeptide, pentapeptide, tripeptide, and copper aminoacetylamino - all of which can help improve your skin’s elasticity.
Some manufactures also include antioxidants and humectants and moisturizers.
Which is a good idea because this not only protects your complexion from environmental damage, but can help improve the look and feel of your skin sooner.
If your complexion is dry look for a combination with a good moisturizer, this type of product gives your skin a fighting chance against age-related issues.
If dryness is not an issue – a peptide serum is usually stronger and more concentrated to deliver faster results.
Peptide wrinkle creams or serums can be used anytime (day or night) under makeup or alone. I know many people also like to use retinols with peptide creams for a powerful anti-aging treatment but are not sure how to use them both.
Well most dermatologists suggest using copper peptides during the day and retinol based creams at night.
However, if your skin is sensitive or become irritated from the combination, consider using the retinol only the days listed in the schedule below, this worked best for me.
The first two weeks of the month only apply retinol once a week. The third week increase to twice a week. Then on the fourth week increase to three times a week.
While a lot depends on your age, younger people typically begin seeing healthier skin from a peptide cream within a month.
Older skin takes a little more time – on average 2 months before the tone and texture of your skin begins improving.
Don’t be discouraged by the time frame. Your didn’t get wrinkles overnight. There is no such thing as a proverbial fountain of youth.
What’s most important is that the sooner you start, the sooner the peptide wrinkle cream can begin the process of rejuvenating cells.
Now, you may come across products that have collagen and think – hey, that’s a great idea. Unfortunately commercial collagen doesn’t get into your skin effectively.
That’s why a peptide wrinkle cream is a better option. It kicks your cells back into producing collagen. This, in turn, deters new wrinkle formation.
Other benefits from peptides include slowing the skin’s aging process, providing moisture and offering antioxidant properties.
It is well worth your time to review potential peptide wrinkle cream products and find one that has great consumer reviews (within your budget).
After that it’s just a matter of having a good daily regiment. Your skin will thank you.
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