In order to commemorate Beer Month, this post will take you through the beauty benefits of a beverage that nearly everyone loves. Not only is beer comssumed during happy hour, but, it can also be used to make your skin smooth and suppl. Because it contains all the good things that your skin needs, this unlikely beauty potion can, without doubt, rejuvenate your skin!
BEAUTY BENEFITS: Fact or Fiction
We have talked about the skin care secrets of ancient civilizations earlier this year. . But, since the time of the ancient Egyptians, many women used beer to rehydrate their skin. It was also used to reduce the risk of certain skin conditions we find prevalent today. Studies have shown that yeast, which is responsible for creating the foamy head on a cool glass, can help improve the skin condition of those who suffer from acne. It does its job by slowing down sebum (an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands) production. It also has properties that fight off the bacteria which causes acne. The yeast also contains pantothenic acid and B vitamins. These substances help keep the skin smooth and supple. They also help in maintaining the skin’s pH level. Hops, which are another component in beer, helps slow down aging by affecting neopterin and tryptophan production. These substances show the telltale signs of inflammation. So, did Cleopatra drink beer? Who knows; but the ancient historians spoke of her untold beauty.
Beer Un-Masqued: Recipes for Beauty
Here are three popular beer recipes that can give nourishment to your skin.
Beer and Strawberry Mask
This mask not only nourishes your skin, but due to the anti-oxidant properties found in strawberries, it also minimizes the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads. In a mixer, blend two or three strawberries along with a few drops of beer. Blend together until you create a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. Leave it on for about 20-25 minutes or until this natural beauty concoction is partially dried. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth. So… who says strawberries are only good for champagne?
Beer, Lemon, Honey and Olive Oil Mask
This mixture is great for those who have oily skin and also for those who are prone to blemishes. This mask has skin brightening properties that will help make your skin clean and clear. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, honey, lemon juice and a few drops of beer. This mixture should have a smooth consistency. Apply this mixture on your face and other blemisn prone areas. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. You will feel a slight tightening as it dries. This mask is great to use before heading to the shower. You will definitely see the difference afterwards. Move over Pooh… I need the honey pot!
Beer, Almond Extract and Egg White Mask
This mask instantly revives tired skin by sloughing off “dead” skin and it will also give you such a beautiful glow that people will be dying to know your secret. In a bowl, slightly beat an egg white and mix in a few drops of beer and a little bit of almond extract. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. Leave on for 10-15 minutes until it dries. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Which came first; the almond or the egg? I’m not sure, but they are shaped the same and I’m glad I can mix them into a beauty potion.
WOW! Who knew that beer can give you more than just a headache in the morning? Beer can help provide you with the beauty benefits of the ancients. Beer has a difinite pay off when it is mixed withi other natural ingredients. It can give you all the nourishment that your skin needs and then some. Try using the above masks now and see for yourself. Oh, and remember… don’t drink and drive.