Skip Nav
Beauty Tips
These Are the Top 8 Beauty Trends You Need to Know For Fall 2017
Makeup
Your Eczema-Prone Skin Will Thank You After Trying These Soothing Makeup Products
Beauty Tips
You're Probably Using This Cult-Status Hair Product Incorrectly

Benefits of Mushrooms For Beauty

Mushrooms: More Than Just Mind-Altering Substances

I'll leave the tasty mushroom recipes up to Yum, but what's a Bella got to do with these sometimes-poisonous and/or hallucinogenic fungi, anyway? Used in Asian cultures for thousands of years, shiitake mushrooms are known for their ability to reduce inflammation, improve vitality, and increase elasticity of the skin. Hence, you'll often find this mushroom variety in skincare products — particularly those with antiaging benefits.

Shiitakes also help exfoliate, give antioxidant ingredients a boost, and are an excellent source of kojic acid, a natural skin lightener that helps fade spotting from the sun and acne. Want to try out some 'shrooms? Check out my widget below for ideas, including other types of mushroom assortments, too.

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
100% Pure also sells an anti-aging concentrate/serum that includes shiitake as a main ingredient. I would go with that since it is absolutely natural.
Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz Style
Dancing With the Stars Season 24 Cast
Laura Prepon and Ben Foster at 2017 Spirit Awards Pictures
Thalia's Dress at Premio Lo Nuestro 2017
Spirit Awards Red Carpet Dresses 2017
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Cutest Pictures
Actors Who Won a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, and an Oscar

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds