How to Use Copper Peptide With Vitamin C

by Shannon Moudry

Face of a girl with rejuvenated skin.

face to face image by Melanie von Snarly from Fotolia.com

Copper peptides are ingredients used for skin rejuvenation and remodeling as they help to firm the skin, reduce wrinkles and promote collagen synthesis. Vitamin C is also a popular ingredient found in many anti-aging cosmetics because of its antioxidant properties which help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Using both copper peptides and Vitamin C can be a great way to protect and rejuvenate the skin; however, it is important to use them correctly as the copper peptides can cause the Vitamin C to become inactive.

Items you will need

  • Cleanser
  • Water
  • 2 clean towels
  • Vitamin c serum or moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Copper peptide serum or moisturizer
Step 1

Cleanse the skin in the morning by applying your favorite cleanser and rinsing it off with warm water. Use a clean towel to pat the skin dry.

Step 2

Apply a Vitamin C serum, or moisturizer, to the skin by gently patting it on to the skin. Apply sunscreen to the skin and let it dry for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Apply make-up as usual (if you wear cosmetics).

Step 3

Cleanse the skin, before going to sleep, with your favorite cleanser. Rinse the cleanser off with warm water and pat the skin dry with a clean towel.

Step 4

Apply a copper peptide serum, or moisturizer, by gently patting it onto the skin.

Tips

  • For maximum results, apply the copper peptide 12 hours after the Vitamin C.

    For faster results, use a cleanser that contains glycolic acid to help exfoliate any dead skin cells and allow better penetration of the vitamin c and copper peptides.

    Copper peptide and Vitamin C products can be purchased at a local salon, department store, or online.

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Photo Credits

  • face to face image by Melanie von Snarly from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Shannon Moudry has been a writer for over 15 years. She has written online content for Text Broker, Associated Content, Bright Hub and Demand Studios.