How to Brighten Your Skin Naturally with Glutathione

How to Brighten Your Skin Naturally with Glutathione

Do you struggle with dark spots or uneven skin tone, no matter what creams and “miracle” serums you try? 

Issues like age spots and hyperpigmentation are common, but you don’t have to live with them forever. A powerful antioxidant called glutathione offers a scientifically proven way to brighten and protect your skin naturally. 

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a substance made of amino acids, produced by the liver.  Your body needs glutathione for many different body processes, including tissue healing and skin rejuvenation.

Why is glutathione so good for you (and your skin)? Research shows that it acts as a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties that fight skin damage and brighten dull or dark spots. As a skin tonic, glutathione is known to improve issues such as…

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Melasma
  • Acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Age Spots
  • Sunspots
  • Dark Spots
  • Signs of aging

How Does Glutathione for Hyperpigmentation Work?

Among all the benefits of glutathione, its ability to brighten the skin has made it a popular natural beauty treatment for those with hyperpigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation is a disorder that affects the color of the skin; instead of an even tone, you may see uneven coloring or dark patches in certain areas. There are three main types of hyperpigmentation: 

  • Melasma
    Melasma is caused by hormonal fluctuations that alter the appearance of the skin. It often develops with birth control use or during pregnancy.
  • Sunspots
    Sunspots, liver spots, age spots, or solar lentigines are all names for skin pigmentation caused by excess sun exposure over time. These are most common on the face and hands (or any area that gets regular sun exposure).
  • Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
    This condition develops after an inflammatory condition damages the skin – acne and psoriasis are common culprits. Even after the lesions have healed, the skin beneath remains a darker color than the surrounding areas. 

So, how does glutathione help with hyperpigmentation? 

Because it’s an antioxidant, glutathione helps protect your skin from issues that cause excess pigmentation and dark spots, such as toxins, inflammation, and free radicals. 

Glutathione also contains skin-lightening and detoxification compounds that block an enzyme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is responsible for melanin production, which gives your skin its color. When tyrosinase is deactivated, your skin produces less melanin and becomes lighter. 

Last but not least, glutathione also naturally nourishes the skin and promotes healthy skin regeneration. This prevents the issues that lead to hyperpigmentation as well as damaged, dull, and dark skin. The result? Healthy, youthful, and even-toned skin.

How to Brighten Your Skin Naturally With Glutathione

Regular glutathione use has been linked to brighter, healthier skin. Here are the most common and effective ways to make glutathione part of your holistic skincare routine: 

1. Eat glutathione-rich foods.
Glutathione is naturally produced in your body. Eating certain foods supports your body’s natural ability to produce glutathione by providing the necessary sulfur, vitamin C, selenium, and cysteine your body needs to make this antioxidant. Try incorporating more of these glutathione-boosting foods in your diet to reap the skin-brightening benefits:

    • Citrus fruits
    • Kiwi
    • Avocados
    • Spinach
    • Okra 
    • Onions
    • Garlic
    • Broccoli
    • Asparagus

* Brussels Sprouts 
* Legumes
* Nuts (especially Brazil nuts)
* Flax seeds
* Eggs
* Whey protein
* Beef liver 
* Milk thistle

2. Get glutathione IV therapy or injections
IV therapy is a powerful way to replenish your body with a range of essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants. One of the most popular ingredients in IV nutrient formulas is glutathione because of its wide range of health benefits.

When it comes to reversing hyperpigmentation naturally, IV glutathione therapy and glutathione injections offer quick results you can see, and whole-body benefits you can feel. At The Beauty Within, our naturopath, Dr. Terry Boor ND, uses glutathione treatments to brighten the skin and improve overall skin quality.

Ready to Try Glutathione for Your Skin?

Studies show that supplementing with glutathione could help you improve the look, feel, and tone of your skin. Beyond brightening the skin, glutathione injections and IV therapy have anti-aging properties that can benefit anyone looking to improve their skin quality and overall health. 

Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about how glutathione and other natural therapies at The Beauty Within could help you reveal your healthiest skin!