What is Glutathione?
- It is the major antioxidant produced by the body. Antioxidants such as vitamins C or E cannot be made by your body and in fact could not work properly if glutathione is not present.
- Our immune systems depend on a steady supply of glutathione. Without it, our immune defenses become weakened.
- It is important in detoxifying many substances including heavy metals, breakdown products of cigarettes and automobile exhaust, many cancer-causing agents, and a multitude of pollutants and toxins we encounter on a daily basis.
- The major source of energy produced in our cells is derived from tiny structures called mitochondria. These mitochondria would literally burn up without the presence of glutathione.
But how can it help you lighten your skin?
A high dose or concentration of Glutathione in our skin helps inhibit melanin (the dark pigments). The more melanin you have in your body, the darker you are. Therefore if an individual who uses a Glutathione-based soap on her face and body will eventually achieve a lighter and flawless skin tone. Microexfoliation is another benefit of using a Glutathione-based soap. It exfoliates the top layer of the skin to remove that dead and dull skincell that’s causing pimples/acne. Also, microexfoliation feels like having a microdermabrasion because your skin will feel soft and smooth after using it.
Glutathione is also a natural way of lightening the skin. It is also used to treat skin problems like melasma, hyperpigmentation, acne or pimple scars, sun spots, freckles, uneven skin tone, etc.
Things to consider before buying a Glutathione soap:
Using Glutathione is safe, however, you need to know that it can dry your skin. This can be prevented by using a moisturizer after using the Glutathione soap. Also, for faster and better results, leave it on for 2-3 minutes and gently scrub it using a loofah or sponge.
Also, buy only a highly-concentrated Glutathione soap. There are alot of Glutathione soaps that are in the market right now and most are not that effective. However, you should buy it from a reputable company. In addition, only use the branded/labeled/boxed soaps. There are alot of unlabeled soaps out there and try not to buy these since you don’t know exactly what’s in it. One of the reasons why some whitening soaps are unlabeled is because there are harmful ingredients added to it like steroids, mercury and hydroquinone. Be very careful.