Is Beer the New Hottest Beauty Product?

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Remember the old wives’ tale that said washing your hair in beer can make it full and shiny? Well, it is making its way back most likely due to the resurgence of craft breweries across the country.

We knew it was only a matter of time before beauty companies caught on and started adding beer to their products. In addition to tasting delicious, beer is now in products that promise to help treat acne, moisturize skin, and add shine and body to limp hair. If you don’t want to fork over the cash for these sometimes high-priced products, you can take the beer into your own hands!

Why should you put beer in your hair? 

Beer is made from yeast, barley and hops that all contain vitamins and minerals that strengthen hair follicles and improve the overall health of your hair. It simply gives your hair an extra layer of protection.

Should you use beer instead of shampoo? 

No. You can use it once 2-3 times a week as a rinse but don’t go cold beer, er, turkey on us. Think of it as more of a supplement, rather than a replacement.

What about your skin? 

Oh yes! Beer is unique in that it helps both acne and dry skin. Make an acne-fighting scrub by combining beer with an egg white and honey. Apply to problem areas with a cotton ball.

For us girls who need a little moisture, mix half a cup of beer with egg whites, lemon juice, and olive oil. Let it sit for 15 minutes and your skin will be smooth and soft! You can do this mask 1 -2 times per week.

Beer as a beauty product? This is one trend we can really get behind!

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