Want some good news? We're giving you another reason to add beer to your daily routine. Since beer is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, it is an excellent treatment for your skin.
Beer has four completely natural main ingredients, and each of these ingredients has specific skin-healing properties. Here are the benefits of each:
Water: Warm water allows your pores to open, drawing out toxins and stimulating the circulatory system. Also, hydrated skin equals healthy skin.
Malted barley: The alkylpyrazines present in malted barley increase circulation, which can in turn decrease your risk of heart, kidney, and brain ailments later in life. Malted barley is also a good source of minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus, which are essential for maintaining the metabolic processes.
Hops: A natural exfoliant, hops help you keep your skin healthy by sloughing off the dead upper layer. They’ve also been known to help slow the aging process by affecting the body’s production of neopterin and tryptophan.
Yeast: For years, brewer’s yeast has been considered a healing ingredient because it contains loads of B vitamins and saccharides, purify and renew your skin while locking in moisture. Brewer’s yeast is also known to help with skin elasticity and acne by slowing the production of sebum (skin oil) and by killing pimple-causing bacteria.
So what’s the best way to get all of this in one place?
While the easiest method would resemble pouring a pint of beer on yourself in the shower, the most “normal” and probably best-smelling option is using our beer-infused glycerin soaps.
In addition to the ingredients listed above, our beer soaps also contain all-natural ingredients like orange peel, crushed oats, and real hops which impart spicy, fruity, and roasty notes.
Sources: EWG’s Cosmetics Database, Truth In Aging, Livestrong