Chaga: The Natural Beauty Secret for Glowing Skin
“Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness.” – Dr. Murad
For thousands of years, skin care has been a top priority for almost every civilization across the globe. The great Egyptians would cleanse, clean, and moisturize their skin daily and use sea salts to remove impurities. The ancient Chinese relied on the benefits of rice water, bath beans, and floral products to keep their skin youthful. Today, we complete the same processes but with a host of new-age products aiming to promote radiant, strong, and supple-looking skin.
Beneath the surface our skin does more than just look good, it plays a vital role in keeping us free from infection and disease. The main function of our skin is to protect our body from outside particles that wish to do us harm. These antioxidants properties can also come in handy when trying to reduce oxidative stress that could lead to signs of aging or wrinkles. Our skin is responsible for the function of being the barrier between two worlds.
“Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time.” – Linden Tyler
Supporting skin health is an important step in making sure we stay free from illness and disease so that we can carry on living our lives with peace of mind. With so many products and advice out there, it’s hard to know or choose which one is best for you and your skin.
Nature is never usually the first place we look but is more often than not the best place to start. Mushrooms have been used in skincare and supplements for thousands of years, promoting well-balanced healthier skin. “Mushrooms have been found to support a variety of benefits in the body and skin, relying on its adaptogenic functions to restore homeostasis. They do so by extending the resistance stage of the body’s stress response, supporting the normalization of hormone levels and reducing inflammation.” Says Michael Ahmad, senior director of global education at Herbivore Botanicals.
“The health of your skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside your body.” – Dr. Anthony Youn
The polysaccharides present in mushrooms help to hydrate your skin, making it feel soft and supple. Mushrooms contain Kojic acid that gently exfoliates the skin from within and reveals a brighter complexion. Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants like selenium, vitamin C, and choline. These essential nutrients fight free radical damage in your system and keep signs of aging at bay.
When looking for the right mushrooms to manage your skin care, we often look at two powerhouses in the mushroom kingdom to do the job.
Chaga is often considered the most powerful of all medicinal mushrooms, however, technically it is not a mushroom at all. Chaga is rich in many healing compounds which included botulin. This is a potent anti-oxidant that helps to fight off free radicals and also protects against inflammation. These antioxidants properties can also come in handy when trying to reduce oxidative stress that could lead to signs of aging or wrinkles.
“Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body’s internal needs, including its nutritional needs.” – Dr. Georgiana Donadio
Reishi provides a different approach that looks to help rehydrate and detoxify your skin. Reishi contains beta-glucans, a compound that is responsible for attracting water from the environment to your skin. These anti-glucose molecules help in keeping your skin hydrated all day long. A direct result of hydrated skin is the formation of ceramide, which makes up the protective layer of your skin that keeps moisture and stress out.
Protect, rehydrate and love your skin with Fruiting Body’s Chaga and Reishi capsules. We support your skin care and ultimately your health.
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