Although glutathione is generally used for treating health conditions, it is also an effective skin lightener. This is due to the presence of an amino acid called Cysteine. This amino acid has been proven to lighten skin color in sun exposed skin. If however you want a skin tone that is lighter than the tone you were born with (also known as skin whitening), you are out of luck.
Glutathione lightens your skin in two ways.
By lowering your skin’s melanin production and by your skin producing lighter tones, your skin will begin to appear like its original tone without the sun blemishes. If you want to know what your original skin tone looks like, take a look at your inner arms.
The amount of skin whitening you will receive is dependant on how often you apply it to your skin. People with a lighter complexion will see results between 3-4 months of use, while people with a darker complexion will see results between 6-12 months.
Glutathione has another great skin benefit. Anti aging. The most common cause of skin aging is photoaging. Photoaging is caused by repeated exposure to UV light from the sun. UV rays produce a substance called free radicals which damage our skin cells and causes early aging.
This typically results in:
Worried about free radical damage? Have no fear, glutathione is an antioxidant which will protect your body from free radicals.
A 10 week study was created to measure the effects of glutathione. After applying glutathione to their faces participants found there was a clear decrease in pigmentation. The overall moisture content of their skin improved and wrinkles were significantly reduced.
How to Use Glutathione
To achieve whitening, you can simply apply glutathione directly to your skin. It is possible to take it in pill form, but applying it directly to your skin will mean it will be absorbed into your bloodstream more quickly than if it went through your digestive system. Glutathione can be applied directly to your skin by use of skin lotions, moisturizers and beauty soaps.