Methylene Blue (MB) was first discovered and used as a dye in the textile industry and has long been used for biological staining in histology, bacteriology, and hematology. Because of its unique properties it was the first synthetic drug used in medicine, having been used to treat malaria more than one century ago.

MB Promotes Clean Energy Production In Cells

Mitochondria are the power plants of our cells and MB can reroute electrons in the mitochondrial electron transfer chain directly to promote cleaner mitochondrial activity (energy!) while mitigating oxidative stress and inflammation.

What Causes Skin Aging?

The fundamental causes of skin are:

  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Aging

Intrinsic aging happens over time. This type of aging is inevitable because it occurs naturally in the body and is influenced by the effects of free radicals and hormones. It dramatically affects the speed of how your skin repairs damage. Meanwhile, extrinsic aging is caused by environmental factors such as air pollution, sun exposure, and poor skin habits.

  • Oxidative Stress

The most significant reason for premature skin aging is the lack of oxygen your skin is receiving. When your skin experiences an imbalance of reactive oxygen species to antioxidants, your skin experiences decreased collagen production, which causes aging.

Methylene Blue halts Oxidative Stress

Aside from these, using Methylene Blue is known to provide significant benefits to your skin, especially in combating skin aging. This is because Methylene Blue is a mitochondrial-targeting antioxidant with high ROS scavenging efficiency that helps remedy premature skin aging. Methylene Blue also increases the production of collagen as well as the elasticity of your skin, which results in smoother and improved skin texture.

Anti-Aging Skin Benefits of Methylene Blue

Methylene Blue has numerous benefits in helping fight skin aging. One of its notable benefits is that it increases mitochondrial functions and ATP production  These factors help keep the cells in your skin healthy, ultimately fighting skin aging.

Another essential benefit of Methylene Blue is that it enhances cellular lifespan, which increases cell number and reduces markers of aging in skin cells.

Lastly, because of its antioxidant properties and its ability to find free radicals, it can efficiently treat many signs of skin aging. These skin aging signs are wrinkles, skin pigmentations, and reduced wound healing abilities.

Methylene Blue + Vitamin C Beats Retinol

A recent study showed how Methylene Blue + Vitamin C provides even more cellular regenerative power, easily beating the well known Retinol.


In 2009 study a group of patients with resistant plaque psoriasis were successfully used Methylene Blue and red LED lights to achieve completely clear skin. They had no side effects and skin was healthy and normal at the end of the process.


It’s important to understand the causes of skin aging so that you can best determine your preferred skin care routine and treatment. Methylene Blue skin products are a non-invasive and effective solution to help restore your skin’s vibrance and youthfulness, including the Shwally Methylene Blue Balm & Methylene Blue Repair Serum.



January 29, 2024 — gabriel Schwalenstocker