The idea of having a decent beer and relaxing after a long day isn’t entirely unfamiliar to most people. Relaxation is good for the body and soul. It gives you time to rest and readjust after a long day of being who you need to be rather than who you are. But beer can do more for you than just help you unwind after a long day. It has a few surprising benefits if you’re trying to look after your appearance as well. These do rely on you being careful about how you apply them. OROGOLD recommends holding to the idea of “everything in moderation” if you opt to try any of the following beer beauty tips. You can get some effects out of them, but too much in the way of a beer treatment can hurt your hair or skin.
Facial Cleanser or Mask
Some products use beer as one of their primary ingredients. Those that often seem the best are cleanser and masks meant to clean the skin. The alcohol content of the beer helps to dry the skin out of the natural oils as well as help clear out any forming bacteria. Some credit it with being able to balance out the pH of your skin, but this is less clear. OROGOLD recommends you stick to products created by skin care companies as the various do-it-yourself options in these matters are not the most controlled in their recipes. Too much of the beer can and will dry your skin out more than you intended. This will lead to further skin issues instead of curing them. Remember that the quality of the product remains important in skin care and even well-meant recipes that should work can be wrong or miss the negative effects of chosen ingredients.
One useful aspect to beer is that you can use it as an impromptu rinse for your hair in a pinch. It is known to help strip away the natural oils. This isn’t the best approach for all hair though. Oily hair will get the most out of this as it will be harder for the beer to entirely strip the hair. By contrast, fine hair will suffer as losing what oil it has will make it easier for the hairs to snap. A good exception to the rule is if you’ve been using a lot of products in your hair and have noticed excessive build up that you’d like to get rid of to restore natural vibrancy to your hair. Beer can do that as well, but you should avoid doing this if you’re using a color or similar product in your hair as those don’t mix well. You will want a scented oil or something else to follow up with to help remove the smell of beer, though.
There are a couple of possible ways to look at beer being useful for fighting acne. Some people swear by inactive supplements of brewer’s yeast, but we’ve previously discussed why that makes little sense. There are some that use beer as a component of acne-fighting products though. This was touched on in the previous section with the anti-bacterial properties of beer and how it can dry out your skin some. There is something to be said that there are also beneficial nutrients in the beer that help boost your skin’s health following that was well. Some of them can help the skin repair itself and move towards fading acne scars when paired with the right products as well. The exact mechanisms by which all of this supposedly works aren’t always clear, but the benefits are noticeable enough that acne-fighting products using beers certainly don’t lag behind their counterparts.
Using beer for beauty is something with a relatively long tradition. People have been finding ways to use it since they discovered how to make beer in the first place. The catch is that the modern beauty industry has had a long time to make products more specialized than raw beer for skin care. OROGOLD recommends favoring products that use beer as an ingredient rather than using beer directly on your hair or skin. This will help emphasize the better parts of beer and remove any potential negatives.