The foamy drink has true fans and no less convinced opponents. But even the sworn enemies of beer have nothing to object to its external use. Beer is not only an excellent drink, but also an effective cosmetic product that makes it possible to use its healing properties to preserve youth and beauty.
In the eighteenth century, all the beauties, going to the ball, put on a multi-layered refreshing mask, aptly nicknamed "Strasbourg pie": the first layer was a nutritious sour cream base, the second - light beer, the third - whipped egg white. Then everything was repeated two more times with the same sequence of layers. We washed the “pie” with a damp cloth. The recipe has not lost its strength in our days.
B vitamins, amino acids, minerals and enzymes, brewer's yeast - all this together actively cleanses, moisturizes and rejuvenates. When applied to the skin, beer expands capillaries and speeds up metabolism. The hops it contains dissolves microscopic blood clots in the subcutaneous vessels. It also enhances the absorption capacity of neutrophils (this is a type of leukocytes that digest dead cells and tissues).
Revitalizing hair with beer
Beer perfectly nourishes and revitalizes hair. It is enough to rub the warmed beer into the skin of a previously washed head, and after 10-15 minutes rinse with clean water. Hair becomes fluffy and healthy.
To get rid of dandruff, beat egg yolk with calendula (pharmacy tincture - 1 tablespoon) and a glass of beer. Spread evenly, tie with cling film and something warm on top of it for half an hour.
A mask of fresh beer (1, 5 glasses), pre-warmed with nettle leaves (100 g) and infused for an hour, is capable of rehabilitating brittle hair. The mixture is filtered, reheated and rubbed into the roots in a circular motion. After 20 minutes, rinse.
Beer for skin freshness
For facial skin, beer can be used in lotions and masks, or simply pour a bottle into the bath - such procedures regulate excessive sweating and cleanse the skin.
For mature skin, a homemade lotion made from a glass of beer and a handful of dried rose petals is great. It is insisted in the refrigerator for a week, then filtered. The rejuvenating mask is made from 1 raw potato gruel, egg yolk and a hop drink - 3 tbsp. l.
Salvation for chapped skin will be another lotion that removes flaking: 2 tbsp. l. Pour a glass of boiling water over the "herculean" flakes overnight, strain it in the morning, and pour in a glass of beer. Wipe your face and neck.
For oily skin, a remedy of this composition is better suited: juice of ½ part of lemon, bee honey - 1 tsp. and a third of a glass of beer. After a quarter of an hour, rinse off the residue with warm water.
A mask that removes dry skin. Looking for: 1 tbsp. l. natural honey, 3 - beer and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. The mixture should be completely absorbed.
For combination skin, the gruel of a small fresh cucumber is combined with the protein of an egg and a third glass of beer. To prevent the mask from spreading, cover it with two layers of gauze.
And such a universal mask is suitable for all skin types. It is necessary to mix 1 glass of beer with 1 tsp. yogurt, add 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 egg white, 1 tsp each. extract of lemon and almond. Moisten face slightly with warm water and apply mask. Wait for the mask to dry for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Rinse your face with cold water.