Ever wondered why glutathione-containing products are increasing on your drug store shelves? It is one of the most potent antioxidants, but still, many people don’t know about it. Keep scrolling to learn about the amazing benefits of glutathione in our skincare regime.
It is a tripeptide, made up of cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It is naturally present in every cell of our body but adding it to your daily topical skincare regime is a great idea.
Benefits of Glutathione:
When a product containing glutathione is applied to your skin, it decreases the skin melanin index and gives you brightened and even-toned complexion. It is wonderful to fade the acne scars and age spots.
Its benefits are not limited to skin brightening only. It increases the moisture content and improves the smoothness of the skin. It suppresses the fine lines and wrinkle formation process and promotes skin elasticity.
Being a powerful antioxidant prevents the oxidation of thiol protein groups and detoxifies skin at the cellular level. This prevents and delays cellular damage and death.
It is very easy to incorporate into your daily regime as it is available in facial serums, creams, face washes, and cleaners.
Although no serious side effects are reported with topical use of glutathione. But it is advised to do a patch test and consult your pharmacist before using glutathione, as it can cause rash or skin irritation.
Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drug information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care plans. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.