Do Mushroom Supplements Improve Skin?

Do Mushroom Supplements Improve Skin?

There cannot be many of us that have not heard of the potential benefits of taking a mushroom supplement, as the rise in their production and availability has risen dramatically over the last decade. It is with good reason as they reportedly can have some amazing rejuvenating effects on us. So, we wanted to look into this further and see how they might be able to benefit how our skin looks.

Before we go on, we need to say that we are not advocating taking a mushroom supplement. As with any supplement it is important to thoroughly research exactly what you are taking, the concentration and the potential side effects, and seek professional, medical advice. We just wanted to research more about the beauty benefits of mushrooms. There are so many mushrooms, and they all have different properties, so this feature takes a more general approach.

We all know that consuming mushrooms that are safe to eat is good for our health, as mushrooms are a powerhouse of nutrients. They are being used widely in supplements and our research found that they do seem to be able to help skin health. Each mushroom variety has different benefits, and our research found the below.

- Mushrooms were originally used for their skin-lightening properties due to the compound kojic acid found in shiitake mushrooms. However, they are now used by some as an all-over anti-ageing for skin.

- One of their benefits seems to be that they can also help reduce irritation and inflammation thanks to their antioxidant properties

- A study found that the mushroom compound veratric acid, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, helps to improve the look of wrinkles

- Mushrooms such as reishi and shiitake, when consumed, strengthen the body's natural immunities, and reduce skin sensitivity and resilience to environmental irritants

- Mushrooms can benefit the skin both when eaten and used topically

At Nakin we believe in the power of nature to beautify skin, and keep it looking fresh and youthful for longer. We love that mushrooms are natural and could have all of these skin benefits. We also recommend using our Nakin Natural Skincare range to feed and nurture the skin topically.

Nakin is a natural and ethical skincare brand that has been formulated with high-quality plant extracts and scientific actives. Our range of products are designed to target the signs of ageing, specifically focusing on supporting the skin of the face and neck.

As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and firmness due to a decrease in collagen production. This can result in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Nakin's skincare range helps to combat these signs of ageing by providing essential nutrients and hydration to the skin.

One of the key ingredients in Nakin's products is hyaluronic acid. This powerful hydrating ingredient has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it a crucial component in maintaining skin's moisture levels. By keeping the skin hydrated, it helps to plump up fine lines and wrinkles, giving the appearance of smoother and firmer skin.

In addition to hyaluronic acid, Nakin also incorporates natural oils such as peach oil, baobab oil, and jojoba oil into their products. These oils are rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which help to nourish and protect the skin from environmental damage. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, making them ideal for soothing any redness or irritation on the face and neck.

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