Can Your Pillow Make You Look Younger?

Can sleeping on a special pillow make you look younger?  A group of researchers from South Korea think so!  Check out the findings of their recent study:

The investigators examined the skin conditions of 61 participants (test group, n=30; control group, n=31) following four and eight weeks of sleeping on the copper oxide-containing pillowcases.

Using 3-D imaging analysis, researchers measured three roughness parameters, noting improvement after four and eight weeks in the test group, but no changes in the control group. Participants sleeping on the copper-containing pillowcases demonstrated a significant decrease of crow’s feet after four (p=0.01) and eight (p=0.002) weeks. The average reduction per month in the roughness parameters was approximately 9 percent.

“Sleeping on copper oxide-containing pillowcases results in reduction of wrinkles depth and overall improvement of skin appearance,” the authors concluded.

There are some anti-aging skin creams that are based off copper, so the metal’s anti-aging properties have been claimed before.  The big question here: How does anyone find a copper oxide pillowcase??

 

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