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Thursday, 14th July 2023 | Dr. Emerald Lewis, Dermatologist

A Discovery That Restored the Empress’ Beauty

The Korean Empress of the Joseon dynasty was renowned for her beauty, often compared to the unmatched elegance of flowers. One day, an accident left her with a deep facial scar. Despite her passion for flower arrangement and personally tending to her garden, one fateful day, she slipped and inadvertently cut her face. Desperate to restore her beauty, the Emperor issued a decree that any palace physician who failed to treat her would pay with their lives.

In a last-ditch effort, a physician recalled a healing ingredient found in Baekdu Mountain for treating cuts and bruises. The physician placed their hopes in this organic substance to rejuvenate the Empress's appearance. To everyone's surprise, within a week of the treatment, the scar began to fade, leaving the Empress's skin looking youthful and radiant once more. This remarkable turn of events amazed the palace residents and showcased the power of nature's healing properties.

Skin Damage from External Factors

One of the external factors that damages the skin is the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, which cause free radicals. The two types of UV rays that can affect the skin are UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can cause premature aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. UVB rays damage the upper layers of the skin and are responsible for causing sunburns. Prolonged exposure to both UVA and UVB rays can increase the risk of developing skin cancer.

Figure: UV Damage From The Sun Increases Free Radicals On Skin

The UV radiation from the sun can trigger the formation of free radicals in our skin cells. These are unstable molecules that can damage healthy cells and contribute to damaged skin and dead cells. When UV rays penetrate the skin, they can break down collagen and elastin fibers that keep our skin firm and elastic. This leads to a loss of elasticity in the skin which leads to sagging.

How Does the Skin Repair Naturally?

According to Healthline, the skin has a natural ability to repair itself by shedding damaged and dead skin cells. This process is known as desquamation, where new skin cells are created in the lower layers of the epidermis and gradually push their way up to replace old, damaged ones on the top layer.

Figure: Bottom Layer Of Skin Pushes The Top Layer From Damaged And Dead Cells

However, this natural process usually takes about 28 days for complete cell turnover. But when our skin is exposed to damaging environmental factors such as UV radiation from the sun or pollutants in the air, it can slow down or damage this process. Aging is also a contributing factor that slows down the ability of the skin to heal over time.

Reishi Mushroom Revives Youthful Skin

Ergothioneine and Glutathione are two strong antioxidants for the skin that can be found in reishi mushrooms. It removes the toxins and free radicals built up on top of the skin that are preventing the new skin cells on the lower layer of your skin’s epidermis from pushing in and replacing the damaged or old skin cells. Once the process is complete, only the young and healthy skin cells will remain visible, leaving you with finer-looking skin.

Figure: Skin Renewal

Fibroblasts are cells in our skin that produce collagen, elastin, and other structural proteins that keep our skin firm and elastic. Bioactive compounds such as Peptidoglycans (peptides) found in Reishi mushrooms stimulate fibroblasts, which results in an increased production of more collagen peptides, which can improve the structure of the skin and help lift wrinkles.

Reishi mushrooms also contain β-glucans (homopolysaccharides), which are large molecules made up of many sugar molecules linked together. They are found naturally in many plants and animals, including humans. Polysaccharides can provide numerous benefits to the skin, such as hydrating it and building up a barrier to protect it.

Figure: Polysaccharides Hydrating Skin To Form A Protection Barrier

When applied to the skin, β-glucans (homopolysaccharides) act as humectants, meaning they help to attract and retain moisture in the skin. This increases hydration, which improves skin texture by reducing dryness and strengthening the skin's natural barrier function by forming a protective layer on its surface. This protective layer helps prevent water loss from the skin and shields it from environmental stressors like UV radiation or pollution.

Stand Out from the Crowd in 4 Weeks

Day 1

Regina is a very self-conscious person. She wants to look presentable at all times. But one thing Regina couldn’t control was aging. In her old age, visible lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin make her feel depressed about her looks. While she was having a conversation with her daughter, she was informed about the effects and skin health benefits of the Reishi mushroom. Regina tried this solution, hoping to improve her looks before their class reunion, which was scheduled a month later. After her first use, Regina noticed that her skin was tightening, which was a good indicator of its results.

Day 14

After two weeks of using the Reishi mushroom treatment, Regina starts to get compliments from her neighbors that she looks better and younger. She was delighted to hear the compliments, knowing that her new regimen is working. Regina also took additional measures to maintain the positive effects of Reishi mushrooms by putting SPF lotion on her face to prevent UV damage from the sun, especially in the summer.

Day 30

The day of their class reunion has finally come, Regina kept being asked if she had undergone any botox therapy, and she just laughed to say no. She shared her secret with them and informed them about the benefits they could get from using Reishi mushrooms. They were all surprised to know that such a non-invasive treatment worked so well. Regina was very happy that her youthful glow was noticed by her friends.

“I became depressed whenever I looked in the mirror to see myself with a sagging face! But I had a nice talk with my daughter and I learned about this Reishi mushroom. At first, I was like, What? Will this work? But after a month, I saw the results. It was definitely worth it.”

Regina N., 71 NH

Defy Wrinkles and Age Gracefully

Fine lines and wrinkles make you look older than you feel. But you can age gracefully without the worry of aging skin. Reishi mushrooms can help you enjoy younger-looking skin and a natural glow without having to turn back time. Try Mivories™ and defy the signs of aging. Kindly check the link below to learn more.