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Can mushrooms improve your skin?

While we encourage our patients to use our products to improve skin, eating healthy is essential to better skin care as well.  One such skincare miracle food is mushrooms, a tasty side dish or recipe ingredient that, when used in skin care products, can produce amazing results.

Shiitake mushrooms have been used throughout ancient Japanese culture for centuries as a skin care product. The mushrooms are rich in naturally exfoliating nutrients due to the high levels of L-ergothioneine which is an antioxidant. This use can aide in the breakdown of dead skin cells and help in removing them to uncover brighter, healthier skin underneath. This is an organic option for exfoliation, as the mushrooms can be used in lieu of harsh chemicals that may irritate those with extremely sensitive skin.

One of the other uses of products containing shiitake mushrooms is the benefit of naturally occurring Kojic acid. Kojic acid is useful in lightening dark spots on the skin, brightening its tone and appearance, fade sun and liver spots and reduce the appearance of acne scars.

If you feel strange putting mushrooms on your face, that’s fine too.  We have amazing products that will do the job for you; all you have to do is eat the mushrooms in your favorite recipes.  Try them on pizza, in spaghetti, in salads and as a tasty side dish with peppers and onions.

The ability to help reduce inflammation, offer anti-aging benefits, brighten skin tone, improve skin elasticity and provide an allover radiant appearance make mushrooms useful in having better skin. Mushrooms have been used for centuries due to their amazing skin care and beauty abilities.

Who knew mushrooms were so useful?

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