How Mushrooms Help with Healthy Skin. The New Meaning of Magic Mushrooms

How Mushrooms Help with Healthy Skin. The New Meaning of Magic Mushrooms

The New Meaning of Magic Mushrooms

It’s the year of the mushroom, right? From home decor to trendy recipes and skincare ingredients, this fungi is becoming an “it girl.” Beyond a funky and cute aesthetic taking over social media, mushrooms are actually really good for our health—AND they help us to have healthy skin! They might not be the kind of trippy shrooms that make you think of Woodstock and lava lamps, but they’re still magically beneficial.

How to Have Healthy Skin with Mushrooms

Functional mushrooms are popular in wellness through coffee alternatives, matcha, seltzers, and healthy snacks. Better Homes and Gardens lets us in on the secret:

Studies have pointed to how adding mushrooms to your diet can protect brain health, stimulate a healthier gut, and more. They’re also a great source of vitamin D, and substituting them for meat can decrease your sodium intake and promote lower cholesterol.”

5 Mushroom-y Things We’re Loving

  • WonderDay Mushroom Gummies
  • Improve stress, mood, gut health, and energy with these wild raspberry-flavored shroom gummies. They’re low-sugar (which is good for your skin) and packed with SIX different types of mushrooms: Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Reishi, Turkey Tail, Royal Sun, and Cordyceps mushrooms.

  • Alice Mushroom Chocolates
  • Skipping coffee for chocolate-y mushrooms can do wonders for your skin. Organic Fair Trade dark chocolate and organic Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps pack 66mg of natural caffeine in each square—equal to about a ⅔ cup of coffee.

    When you opt for a chocolate square over a cup of coffee, you put less strain on your blood vessels and let the necessary antioxidants needed for collagen production get delivered to your skin. Let’s indulge ourselves with a natural boost of psyche-stimulating (but not psychedelic!) energy.

  • Althaea Skin Night and Day Serums + Awake Eye Gel
  • These are our favorite topical skincare products on the market. Both have an extract of Shiitake mushrooms as a main ingredient combined with other potent extracts, which contain high levels of copper to help the body produce collagen.

    And that's important because, as we get older, our collagen production slows down, causing skin to lose its firmness and wrinkles. But this collagen boost can reduce uneven skin pigmentation, premature wrinkling, and dark spots.

    Om Mushroom Superfoods goes even deeper into the skin benefits of the copper found naturally in Shiitake mushrooms.

  • Dimmable Mushroom Bedside Lamp
  • We just couldn’t resist this decor. Is there anything worse than a glaring overhead light when you’re winding down for the evening? The warm, soft lighting from this cute little lamp gives us calming, stress-free vibes. And it’s the perfectly subtle way to get in on the trendy retro mushroom design with a quiet luxury feel.

  • Portabella Mushroom Pizzas
  • Portabella mushrooms are high in Vitamin B, which helps with skin hydration, collagen production, and cell renewal. You can get all these benefits in a healthier, gluten-free twist on the ultimate comfort food: portobello mushroom pizzas.

    The Big Perks of These Little Fungi

    Adding mushrooms to your diet and self-care routine can improve your skin, energy, mood, and overall well-being by protecting brain and gut health, decreasing inflammation, and boosting immunity. While functional mushrooms may not provide the same kind of experience as their far-out cousins, they have so many health and wellness benefits that make them seem almost magical.