How Beer can Benefit your Skin
Yes, you read that right. If you thought that beer was only here for a good time, we’re here to tell you that’s just not true. We’re celebrating #NationalBeerDay by recognizing its many awesome traits, not just the one that lets you throw ping pong balls into solo cups? Celebrate with us and find out how your next bottle of beer might just change your beauty routine forever!
Believe it or not, in ancient Egypt upper-class women would use beer for all kinds of cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. Many would use it to freshen their skin and reduce their risk of developing skin conditions. Now it’s years later and many scientific studies have confirmed what ancient Egyptians discovered years ago: that brewer’s yeast helps improve symptoms of acne.
It does this by slowing down sebum production and killing off acne-triggering bacteria. Beer also contains Vitamin B, hops and saccharides – all of which are beneficial to the skin. See below for an easy at-home face mask that makes use of all the nutrients in beer. Cheers!
Beer & Strawberry Scrub
What you’ll need:
- 3 strawberries
- 1 teaspoon of beer
- Mash the strawberries, mixing with the beer until it forms a paste
- Gently apply to your face using circular motions
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water when done