Mushrooms are not only delicious addition to your meals, but, it turns out they also contain quite a few health benefits for your skin.
“Some of the most popular mushrooms today, such as reishi mushrooms, have been used in skin care and supplements for many years,” according to Barbara Close, Naturopathica founder and esthetician who also holds a degree in therapeutic herbalism. “With its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, mushrooms are linked with helping to address imbalances and restoring vitality, from compromised immunity to sensitized skin, by reducing inflammation,” she also added.
Beauty Benefits of Mushroom:
1. Anti-Ageing Properties
Mushroom contains properties which can help prevent early signs of aging. A lot of lotions, anti-aging creams, and serums have chemical properties in it.
But, mushrooms are a natural source and can help enhance your skin and preventd uneven skin tone, age spots, and discoloration.
2. Acne Prevention
Mushrooms are versatile in their own way. They contain lots of vitamins, each of which have their own vital role to play.
Also, mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and vitamin D that protect the skin against wrinkles and acne that is caused by environmental damage.
3. Hydrates Skin
For your skin to glow and shine, your skin needs to be well hydrated. Mushrooms contain polysaccharide, which promotes hydrating, while also plumps your skin, thereby, leaving it supple and smooth.
Mushrooms are a powerhouse of key essential nutrients. Its vitamin D content can do amazing wonders for your skin.
4. Treatment for Skin Conditions
Skin problems are mostly caused by inflammation. Mushrooms contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Using these natural compounds helps in healing underlying skin conditions. Mushrooms extracts are most frequently used in many skin products, and are also used in treating various skin diseases such as eczema and acne.
Many mushrooms contains skin-boosting benefits including hydrating, anti-aging, free radical fighting, brightening, and extracting toxins.
Below is a DIY version you can try at home:
- Gather whole organic mushrooms such as Shiitake or Oyster.
- After cleansing face, cut mushroom in half lengthwise, then gently wipe face with cut side.
- Also, you can blend the mushrooms using organic herbal tea in a food processor.
- Apply like a mask to your face.
Now that you know the amazing benefits of mushrooms, include these in your diet for your skin health!
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