While beer might seem like an odd ingredient to incorporate into your beauty routine, the aesthetic benefits are tremendous. Beer has a low pH, so it will help to tighten your hair follicles as well as remove dirt and grease from your hair. The froth in beer is also good for fighting acne because of the yeast; it helps slow down sebum production, decreasing pimples. The yeast in beer is also a good source of B vitamins, protein, selenium, potassium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Here are five ways to incorporate beer into the maintenance of your skin and hair:
1. Beer Facial Mask
- 1/2 teaspoon beer
- 1 egg white
- 1 drop almond extract
Directions: Whisk it all together and keep. Wash your face with the face wash you prefer, pat dry, and apply mask directly on face. Let it dry — at this point your skin will feel very taut. When completely dry, wash your face with lukewarm water.
2. Beer Rinse For Hair
- 1 oz. distilled water
- 1 oz. beer
- 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 7 drops lemon essential oil (or your favorite scent)
Directions: Shampoo and rinse hair as usual. Pour the beer mixture on your hair and work it through. Rinse with lukewarm, not hot, water. Do this once a month for healthy strands.
3. Beer Bubble Bath
- Olive-oil based soap
- Beer (any preference)
Directions: Mix some soap with your favorite beer and add it to your running bath water. Soak in it for as little or as long as you like. It will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
4. Beer and Strawberry Face Scrub
- 2-3 strawberries
- Few drops of beer to make a paste
Directions: Mash the strawberries with a fork and add the beer until it makes a paste. Rub the paste over all of your face in a circular motion, and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse the mixture off, and follow up with a toner and moisturizer.
5. Beer Conditioner
- 1 cup warm beer
- 1 tsp jojoba oil
Directions: Follow up your regular shampoo with this natural, non-greasy conditioner. The beer adds body while jojoba oil adds shine.