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These 3 Mushrooms Could Be the Key to Youthful-Looking Skin

That's right — mushrooms!

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We all wish we could rewind the clock and have the dewy skin we had in our youth. Dark spots, fine lines, dry patches and wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but can also make us look older than we are. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to fight them — including a common fungus that probably grows in your backyard! Mushrooms (yes, mushrooms!) contain potent anti-agers that, when applied topically, can reverse years. Here are three to try.

Erase spots with shiitake mushrooms

Kojic acid in this mushroom variety inhibits the enzymes that overproduce skin pigment, fading existing spots and preventing new ones from forming.

Find it in: Reviva Labs Kojic Acid Brightening Créme

Amazon

$15.84, Amazon

Nix wrinkles with reishi mushrooms

Thanks to its beta-glucans, sugar molecules that stimulate collagen production, this “super fungus” helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Find it in: Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Super Hydration Sleepover Mask

Ulta

$15, Ulta

Moisturize with snow mushrooms

Small, water-retaining particles in snow mushrooms can hold 500 times their weight in moisture-they then penetrate skin deeply for ultra hydration.

Find it in: The Inkey List Snow Mushroom Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

Sephora

$9.99, Sephora

This story originally appeared in our print magazine.

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