So let’s explore;
Why would mushrooms be good for the skin?
A big Dose of Vitamin D
They also contain the amino acid L-ergothioneine or ETT which help prevent cellular breakdown and studies show that ETT depleted cells are more sensitive to oxidative stress, resulting in increased mitochondrial DNA damage, protein oxidation and lipid peroxidation and eventually to apoptosis aka cell death! Yikes!
Pretty high tech stuff for the humble fungi!
Kojic Acid the Natural Skin Lightener and Brightener
Many of you already know about the Kojic Acid renowned for its brightening abilities and used in skincare products extensively to help fade sun and age spots. But did you know kojic acid is more often than not, derived from shiitake mushrooms?
Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory
Mushrooms also contain antioxidants and other compounds that contain anti inflammatory properties. Both acne and rosacea are caused by inflammation and as we all learning, inflammation is one of, if not the main cause of skin aging.
So are Mushrooms Magic? Maybe!
In Health and Happiness,