6 Ways to Use Beer in Your Beauty Routine

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It might surprise you that beer has many beauty benefits that don’t always include drinking so much that even the ugliest people look great. In fact, beer, although it may seem a strange component to add to a beauty routine, has a range of tremendous aesthetic benefits. Because beer has a low PH, applying it to hair has fantastic results as it not only tightens hair follicles but removes dirt and grease as well leaving you with lovely luscious locks. Because of the yeast found in the froth of bear, it’s also excellent for fighting conditions such as acne. Yeast found in beer is a great source of a range of B vitamins, magnesium, protein, potassium, iron and zinc.

Beer Facial Mask

Suffering from acne or got pimples that you want to get rid of fast before a night out? You might be surprised to know that there’s no need to go to the drugstore and buy an expensive face mask as you can create one that’s just as effective using the beer that you’ve got in your fridge. Whisk together half a teaspoon of beer, one egg white and one drop of almond extract and apply the mask directly onto your freshly washed face. Let it dry until the skin of your face feels taut, and then wash off with lukewarm water to reveal soft, refreshed skin.

Beer Hair Rinse

You may be dubious about washing your hair in beer, but once you see the results you’ll be wondering why you ever spent so much money on expensive shampoos, conditioners and hair masques. To make a beer rinse for hair that will give you healthier and stronger locks mix together 1 ounce of distilled water, one ounce of beer, two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and seven drops of an essential oil in your favorite scent. Once you have shampooed and conditioned your hair, poor the hair rinse on and work it through your locks before rinsing with lukewarm water. Do this once a month for the best results.

Beer Bubble Bath

Do you love beer that much that you wouldn’t mind having a bath in it? Well now you can with this quick and easy recipe for a beer-based bubble bath which will do wonders for your skin. Mix some of your favorite olive-oil based soap with a beer of your choice and add it to your running bath water for frothy beer bubbles that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Beer and Strawberry Face Scrub

For a truly natural product that will leave your face feeling cleaner than ever before, look no further than this beer and strawberry natural face scrub. Take 2-3 strawberries and mash them with a fork, adding a few drops of your favorite beer until it makes a paste that is easy to apply. Rub the paste all over your face using a circular motion and leave for around fifteen minutes to let your skin soak up all the goodness of the natural ingredients. Wash off with lukewarm water and follow up with your favorite facial moisturizer for perfectly smooth and glowing skin.

Beer Conditioner

Does your hair feel greasy after using a conditioner? For many women, using a conditioner is essential because not doing so leaves tangles and frizz but it’s a no-win situation as conditioners leave hair feeling limp and greasy more quickly. With a natural beer-based hair conditioner, you can have the best of both worlds by leaving your hair feeling soft and sleek without the greasiness that other conditioners leave. Simply mix one cup of warm beer with a tablespoon of natural jojoba oil, and follow up your usual shampoo by adding the mix to your hair and leaving it on for a few minutes. The beer will help to add texture and body to your locks whilst the jojoba oil leaves it sleek and silky.

Beer Shampoo

If you’ve enjoyed the hair rinse and conditioner, you might be planning to add even more beer to your hair washing routine. Over time, residue builds up in your hair, and beer can help to remove even the toughest and stubbornest of build ups. Adding beer to your shampoo can help to fix dull, lifeless hair and it’s also a great fix for dandruff or a dry and flaky scalp. To make beer shampoo, heat a cup of beer in a saucepan and then add it to a cup of your favorite shampoo once cooled.

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