Fall is peak season for mushrooms. For those that love these edible and medicinal fruiting bodies of fungus, you can appreciate how special and essential they are to the world around us.
Mushrooms are master decomposers. They keep our forests alive by breaking down organic matter and converting it into nutrients to be releaseed to the trees and plants that surround them.
Imagine how beneficial these nutrient dense mushrooms can for our skin. Mushrooms are adaptogenic. They help reduce the stress on our skin by enhancing our skins natural defences. Adaptogenic mushrooms help sustain higher levels of antioxidants found in our skin. which help restore elasticity, increase moisture content, stimulate collagen synthesis and offer a powerful brightening effect.
Adaptogenic mushrooms also contain a variety of vitamins and minerals including:
Vit D, Vit C, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and a number of B Vitamins
which help strengthen skin to look healthy and radiant and support the reduction in pigmentation, acne and inflammation.
Where can I find these powerful healers in my skin care?
The reishi mushroom, also known as Ganoderma lucidum and lingzhi, is a fungus that grows in various hot and humid locations in Asia. Widely used in Eastern Medicine, it is known to boost the immune system. It can be found in:
Native to East Asia, the shiitake mushroom protects against cell damage, boost the immune system and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
The tremella mushroom, also known as snow fungus is the ultimate beauty superfood in Eastern medicine. It's rich in vitamin D and antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory properties that keep skin hydrated and supple.