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Copper Peptides Skin Protection Renewal
I bought a tub of copper sulfate to get algae out of a pond. Having second thoughts though. Is this stuff harmful even if I get it on my skin?
It can be.: Copper sulfate is a skin irritant if exposed. If it gets in your eyes, it can cause a severe irritation. If swallowed, it will cause vomiting. It's useful as an algicide in VERY low concentrations, but can kill fish in the ponds so treated. Can it be used safely? Yes. Should you be careful in its use? Absolutely. ...Read more
Is using a copper face serum ok to use? What about a vitiman C serum? Looking for some good skin care for my age 49. Ty
Internal & external : Topical application of 10% vitamin C solution or 5% cream has improved photo damaged skin. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen. Supplements- anti oxidants, omega 3 fish oil or toxin free fresh fish- Refer to drhoffman.com & Dr.Perricone who is the guru of skin health. ...Read more
Baby born 46 days back. Any risk with putting copper-t..? We don't like condom that much... Wish to have skin to skin relation with life partner.
Yes: Since iron is essential in maintaining healthy cells, skin, hair, and nails, a deficiency will affect these. The skin (generally more palor). Hair - brittle, hair loss, change in texture. Talk with your health care provider to be sure you are getting the proper amount of supplementation. ...Read more
Can skin firming products that contain peptides for face, neck and decollete be used on the breast?
Forget peptides!: There are well-studied doctor prescribed skin care regimens that improve skin health, decrease spots, & not only decrease fine lines, but delay appearance of fine wrinkles, zits & prevent skin cancer, by restoring skin's normal functioning. None of these penetrate to the underlying tissues to prevent sagging of the underlying tissues & ligaments. See Your Friendly Well-Qualified Plastic Surgeon! ...Read more
Are peptides in facial moisturizers just a hyped marketing ploy? Do they actually "plump" up skin or is hyaluronic acid better for this?
SAVE YOU MONEY!: Cosmetic manufacturers would sell snake oil if they could make money... Healthy skin absorbs as much water from the blood as it needs. "Dry" skin is often caused by alkaline (i.e., solid bars, natural) soap. DO NOT use soap with pH above 7 anywhere on your skin, especially on your face. Maintain slightly acidic skin pH with lemon juice – and SAVE YOU MONEY! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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