High strength salicylic acid with strong copper peptide treatment is traditionally used to reduce or fade acne marks. The high concentration of salicylic acid induces controlled damaged on the skin and on acne scars. Salicylic acid then slowly dissolves away the acne scars while copper peptide stimulates the production of collagen and healthier skin cells. This is usually done once a week only to allow the skin to heal properly from the controlled damage caused by salicylic acid.
When you just want to control acne breakouts, you can use low strength (0.5%) salicylic acid and standard copper peptide products on daily basis. Low concentration salicylic acid produce mild exfoliation of the skin and copper peptide helps stimulate the renewal of healthier skin cells. Copper peptide would also reduce the redness and inflammation of existing pimples.
Dosage and Application
The required concentration for salicylic acid is at least 0.5% according to the FDA monograph (21 CFR 333.310 for OTC acne treatments). For copper peptide, use Super GHK serum or CP Serum. CP Serum is a stronger copper peptide product. This acne treatment method requires that you exfoliate the skin using 0.5% salicylic acid and then wait for about 30 minutes before applying the copper peptide cream or serum. Copper peptide should be left on the skin overnight for maximum skin penetration. It is best to do this acne remedy cocktail at night time before going to sleep.
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