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New Beauty Trend: Mushrooms

We all want to look like the best version of ourselves. For some it’s a form of self-care and for others, it’s a nice reward or pick-me-up after the end of a long week.

But with so many different skin colors, sizes, and shapes, the beauty industry has always been an ever changing market in its attempt to find new things and ways to provide women with options to stay confident in their skin.

And this latest discovery is no different!

Read on to find out how mushrooms have become the latest beauty trend making waves.

A history on mushrooms

When you think of using mushrooms, you probably get a flashback to your college dorm room when your roommate was trying something “risque.” But the truth is, mushrooms have long been a present and healthy way of attaining wellness!

According to this article, one dose of this psilocybin could provide “immediate, substantial, and sustained improvements in anxiety and depression and led to decreases in cancer-related demoralization and hopelessness, improved spiritual well being, and increased quality of life.”

And because western culture has now begun to understand their benefits, we’re only now beginning to learn how these psychedelics could benefit our skin!

And so far, the beauty industry loves it!

Cleaner, healthier beauty

The biggest draw to using mushrooms in beauty products is that they offer a way to attain cleaner, healthier beauty without the harsh and heavy products often found in skincare lines.

With mushroom ingredients, beauty products are able to provide “skin-plumping and moisturizing” effects to your skin.

It’s worth noting, however, that when adding mushrooms into your beauty routine, creating your own DIY mask isn’t a safe way to do it. We only recommend this for trained professionals as they’re experts in how to pull out the right components of this rich vegetable. Nor is adding culinary mushrooms to your diet (although that has its own effects.) Seeing that this beauty trend needs to be applied topically in order to get the skincare benefits.

So if you want to give this trend a try, it’s best to get skincare products that utilize mushrooms as their ingredients. To help you out, here are some mushrooms to look out for as you shop skincare products:

Snow Mushroom

This mushroom will provide you with hydration and protection if you’re planning on being outside often! Brands like Volition use this ingredient!

Shiitake Mushroom

If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, this mushroom will help you brighten and even out your skin tone.

Cordyceps Mushroom

This mushroom is a great antioxidant that’s been proven to improve skin elasticity and help inflammation.

Chaga Mushroom

This mushroom acts as another antioxidant but it also helps reduce redness and sensitivity! Brands like Glow Recipe use this ingredient!

Reishi Mushroom

This mushroom has been known to slow the signs of aging and soothe irritated skin. Brands like Sephora use this ingredient!

We know that not all beauty brands are for everyone so while we encourage you to take a look at what this healing ingredient could do for your skin, we also want to encourage you to do what’s most comfortable for you!

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