Continuous casting copper disc (99.95% pure), macro etched, ∅ ≈83 mm

Continuous casting copper disc (99.95% pure), macro etched, ∅ ≈83 mm

So the topic of copper deficiency came up recently due to pillow cases that are said to have copper ions in them to help with aging skin. From what I have learned so for, there is definitely some truth to support the idea, but exactly how well it works will be left up to the mixed reviews.

This theory dates all the way back to ancient Greek mythology. The crowns and armor were made with such metals with the idea of preserving beauty; it was known as the metal of Venus and the Goddess of Love. Metal deficiency was known to place many in danger of many illnesses, not to mention accelerated aging of skin and hair.

As an average, according to the Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, men are consuming 1.2mg and women only about 0.9mg of copper a day. The World Health Organization recommends that 10mg a day is a tolerable upper limit of copper intake. I couldn’t find many facts supporting the idea of laying on a pillow with copper ions in it to help reverse signs of aging, but what I do know is using a skin care product that has copper peptides in it or daily consumption of copper rich foods is very important for the health and support of your skin. I’m lucky enough to have access to an entire line of peptide-rich products in the SkinMedica™ line we carry at Radiant Skin Medical Spa. Check it out!

Amy Bierly, Medical Aesthetician