Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Are wrinkles worrying you? Sleep on it

              If you are considering anti-wrinkle creams or Botox injections for your face, it may be better to just sleep on the problem.
              Researches have developed a copper-oxide pillowcase to get rid of wrinkles and crow’s feet.
              Clinical trials, supervised by a dermatologist, were carried out on 57 volunteers for four weeks.
              Those using the copper-oxide pillows had fewer wrinkles, reported the Telegraph newspaper on Saturday.
               Cuptron, which makes copper medial dressings, developed the pillowcase. Said owner Jeffrey Gabbay: “The surgeon doing our wound-healing trial remarked how an increase in collagen was helping to heal wounds.
              “We wondered if it might work on fixing wrinkles and lines on the face. So, we had some copper-woven pillows made up and noticed that, over a few days of lying on a copper pillow, lines on the face started to soften.
              “It has been the most fantastic discovery. The fabric has an impact on all lines but is best at ironing out the finer lines.”
              Researchers believe moisture from the skin releases copper ions from the pillowcases. They, in turn, stimulate the production of collagen below the surface of the skin.

- The Telegraph 

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