Mushrooms taste pretty great, but they can do more than just make your taste buds happy. Turns out that these magical little fungi can benefit your skin when used topically. You probably won’t see them in too many products just yet, but the research is exciting and you could start seeing mushroom-based skincare products all over the place in no time. In the meantime, here’s what you should know about it so that you can decide if it’s right for you or not.
1. Mushrooms Are Powerful Moisturizers
Mushrooms have a relatively high water content, which means they can add moisture into your skin. It’s important to moisturize your skin because it prevents dryness, flaking and itchiness. Not to mention that dry skin can lead to a dull complexion and other skin issues. Of course, mushrooms aren’t your only option for moisturizing, but they are certainly a great choice if you’re looking to try something new.
2. You Could Fight Your Wrinkles with Mushrooms
Aren’t we always looking for ways to keep wrinkles from betraying our age? Well, mushrooms might be your new tool for staying young and radiant. Mushrooms contain a wealth of B vitamins and other nutrients that promote healthy skin, which is why they could be your first line of defense when it comes to anti-aging. Cool, right?
3. There Are Tons of Antioxidants in Mushrooms
Mushrooms, like many other plant foods, are rich in antioxidants. These are nutrients that help fight free radical damage, which can preserve healthy and youthful looking skin, as well as fighting off the cellular changes that can lead to skin cancer. When you apply mushrooms topically, you infuse your skin with the antioxidants so they can go right to work. Of course, eating them can also contribute to the benefits.
4. Mushrooms Are Loaded with anti-Inflammatory Properties
In addition to their other skin benefits, mushrooms also contain anti-inflammatory properties, which makes them helpful for certain skin issues. Some studies show that mushrooms could help with the redness and inflammation that occurs with conditions like eczema, rosacea and acne.
5. Use Mushrooms to Improve Skin Tone
Kombucha mushrooms are especially valuable for skin health because they have been shown to improve skin tone. This is an easy way to keep your skin looking bright, young and radiant. When you apply it to your skin, it soaks in and helps improve the overall appearance of your face.
6. Prevent Cancer with Mushrooms
In addition to fighting free radical damage, mushrooms have been shown in some research studies to help preserve skin health and fight off the oxidation that can lead to skin cancer. Mushrooms shouldn’t replace sunscreen as skin protection, but it certainly can’t hurt when combined with using SPF every day. Talk to your dermatologist about whether mushrooms are an appropriate skincare choice for you.
7. What Are Your Product Options?
Like I said before, there aren’t a ton of skincare options out there that contain mushrooms just yet, but the number of them are growing all the time. A mushroom infused moisturizer is one of your best choices, but you might also find mushrooms in toner and overnight skincare masks. Which one would you try?
Mushrooms are pretty miraculous, aren’t they? What skin issue do you want to use mushroom skincare products to treat? Let me know how it works out for you!