BEAUTY
Mushrooms Are Going To Be Unavoidable In 2023 Skincare
By A. R. HOPKINS
Reishi and Irritation
Reishi mushrooms, known as lingzhi or Ganoderma lucidum, are known for their soothing properties. When applied to the skin, it eases redness, irritation, and inflammation, so it helps with certain skin conditions.
Tremella and Hydration
Commonly known as snow mushrooms, tremella mushrooms are powerhouses when it comes to hydration. Tremella mushroom is great if you suffer from chronically dry skin or acne-prone skin that responds to harsh and drying acne treatments.
Lion’s Mane & Antioxidants
This mushroom is known for stimulating the mind and improving mental health when eaten, but they also contain hericenones and erinacines, which are potent antioxidants. Lion’s mane has also been found to promote faster healing of skin wounds.
Mycelium Magic
Mycelium refers to the web-like root system of mushrooms that contains many of the same beneficial compounds as flowered mushrooms. It is a great place to start with mushroom skincare because it helps with general hydration and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Be Careful
If you are someone who suffers from food allergies and intolerances, make sure you aren’t allergic to the type of mushroom you want to use. The Celiac Scene says that mushrooms grown for the purpose of skincare products are usually grown on wheat, rye, oat, or rice grains.