Can Glutathione help with Age Spots?
If you’re bothered by spots or small patches of discoloration on your face, arms, and other areas, know that you aren’t alone. These stubborn marks are a common and often annoying sign of skin aging. But thanks to sunscreen and glutathione (GSH) there are some simple steps you can take to lessen or remove age spots on face and other problem areas or even prevent more from appearing.
Why Age Spots Happen
Age spots, also called sunspots or liver spots, are small, flat areas of discoloration that are highly common in lighter-skinned adults over 50. As the term “sunspots” hints, these marks show up on skin that is often exposed to UV rays: face, hands, chest, arms, back, and shoulders.
Signs of Healed Damage
Darker skin spots are an example of hyperpigmentation, which is an overproduction of melanin (the pigment responsible for skin tone). Hyperpigmentation usually occurs due to hormones or as skin heals from trauma like scrapes, cuts, and sun exposure.
Increased Oxidative Stress
Hyperpigmentation can also be related to oxidative stress. This is a build-up of free radicals: by-products of cellular reactions and our body’s response to trauma from injury, illness, or toxins like UV rays. When too many free radicals accumulate, they can cause serious damage to cell DNA, leading to disrupted bodily functions and a range of health concerns, including skin problems like acne, rosacea, and premature aging.
Fortunately, we have a way of combating oxidative stress. Antioxidants like vitamin C and glutathione disarm free radicals so the body can safely dispose of them. This limits oxidative stress and protects our body’s natural healing abilities.
How to Prevent and Remove Age Spots on Face and Other Problem Areas
Glutathione’s Special Role in Keeping Skin Healthy
GSH not only fights free radicals but also boosts skin’s abilities to repair old damage, promote cell turnover, create new collagen, and even fade scars and age spots. Glutathione blocks some production of tyrosinase, the enzyme that creates melanin. Early research indicates that this can both brighten skin and fade hyperpigmentation.
Even if you have some age spots already, it’s never too late to prevent further damage. In addition to daily sunscreen use and avoiding prolonged sun exposure, getting plenty of GSH will help maintain skin health and preserve your skin tone.
Other key ingredients for repairing and brightening skin include:
- Retinol: a form of vitamin A that stimulates new growth
- Vitamin C: also listed as “ascorbic acid”, this helps brighten skin tone
- Vitamin E: a key skin nutrient that locks in moisture and soothes irritation
You’ll find all these along with plenty of glutathione in Auro’s patented Skincare Protocol. With formulations for both day and night, as well as a limited ingredient version, Auro Skincare provides highly absorbable GSH in a complete skincare package.
While we can’t stop time, we can repair and block the damage time can have on skin. With natural ingredients like glutathione, you can rest assured that your skin is getting the best possible treatment for its best possible performance.