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Beer for Skin & Hair: Benefits and Other Interesting Information

For many people, a cold beer is the perfect medicine! But can beer really be a good thing for skin and hair care? In this article, we’ll share the benefits of beer for skin and hair and other interesting information – like how beer ingredients can actually make your skin glow! You might also be interested in reading: 9 Beer Skincare Products for Amazing Skin and Hair

Can beer make your skin glow?

Yes! Beer ingredients (specifically hops and barley) are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants that make your skin glow. In fact, these ingredients can be used as natural herbal medicines to improve your skin in many ways, offering various benefits.

Benefits of Beer for Skin

Many skin problems can be treated with beer ingredients. No issues with your skin? You can also enhance your beautiful skin with beer skin care. [caption id="attachment_4947" align="aligncenter" width="580"]beer for skin - pumping lotion Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Body Lotion[/caption]

Smooths Fine Lines and Wrinkles

When you use beer for skin, you absorb the nutrients which helps with anti-aging. If you soak in the ingredients in a warm bath, your pores will also open up to absorb the ingredients for more significant benefits.

Washes Aways Skin Toxins and Bacteria

Hops and barley, used to make beer, work better than many other skincare products to wash away skin toxins and bacteria. As your body loses these harmful components, your skin naturally looks and feels better.

Reduces Skin Redness and Inflammation

Hops are filled with antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties. Treating your skin with beer addresses inflammation and related redness.  Bonus: Beer can also treat inflammation in the body that’s causing you joint pain.

Nourishes the Skin

Yeast, another primary beer ingredient, is rich in Vitamin B, which is excellent for moisturizing and nourishing your skin. If your skin needs nourishment, it’s time to add beer topicals to your skincare routine. We’ll share some of our favorite topicals below!

Is beer good for hair?

It is! Who knew beer was good for so many things? Like skincare, beer ingredients offer similar benefits for your hair.  [caption id="attachment_4956" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Oakwell Beer Spa's Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner Oakwell Beer Spa's Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner[/caption]

Benefits of Beer for Hair

Because skin and hair work together and are related in many ways, beer ingredients can treat your hair in many of the same ways as it does your skin.

Coats Hair with Natural Shine

Because beer is rich in Vitamin B, using it on your hair keeps it strong and shiny. The protein found in beer also repairs or prevents damaged hair to bring back or maintain shine.

Moisturizes the Hair and Reduces Frizz

Like with beer for skin, one of beer’s main ingredients (yeast) has moisturizing effects on the hair. As beer works to nourish your hair, it reduces frizz and leaves your hair looking incredible! 

Strengthens Hair

As mentioned above, the protein in beer prevents or fixes damaged hair. That’s because the protein helps with strengthening the hair. Stronger locks mean more shine and usually better hair growth, too.

How to Use Beer on Skin & Hair

So, if beer is so great for skin and hair, how can you use it? Over the years, beer has become more and more popular in skin and hair care regimens.  Fun fact: Beer baths date back to 921. King Wenceslas, the Duke of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic), was famous for taking “cold brewery sludge baths.” His servants prepared brewery baths for him with wort from the nearby abbeys. Let’s take a look at how you can use beer for skin and hair care–

Beer Spa Day

That’s right! A beer spa day does exist and is the perfect way to treat your skin and hair. Spa treatments are also a great way to boost your immune system, improve sleep, and reduce stress. Where can you enjoy a beer-inspired spa day? Check out Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver, Colorado. [caption id="attachment_4949" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa[/caption]

Beer Bath

One of the best ways to use beer for skin and hair is to take a beer bath, which you can do in the comfort of your own home. Use a beer bath tea bag like this one to create a beer bath. As you soak in a warm beer bath, your skin reaps the benefits of hops and barley. [caption id="attachment_4950" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Bath Tea Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Bath Tea[/caption] Take your beer bath up a notch with a relaxing scented candle and cozy spa robe.

Apply Beer Topicals (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, & Lotion)

Revamp your skin and hair care routine with beer-infused skin topicals. Oakwell Beer Spa’s shop offers smell-good, beer-infused natural soap, lotions, and hair care products: [caption id="attachment_4951" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Oakwell Beer Spa's Soap Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Soap[/caption]

Beer Hair Mask

If your hair needs some special love, a beer hair mask is the way to go. This beer hair mask is a powerful blend of beer, coconut oil, shea butter, and wheat protein. This is the perfect combination to deeply condition, rehydrate, and restore your hair. Best of all, it has an incredible aroma of oats, barley, vanilla, and orange. [caption id="attachment_4953" align="alignnone" width="580"]Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Hair Mask Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Hair Mask[/caption]

Hop-Infused Beard Oil

Beards deserve to be treated, too! This beer-inspired beard oil is infused with hops and essential oils that moisturize and strengthen beard hair while eliminating dry skin and itching. It also has a clean, woodsy smell. [caption id="attachment_4954" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Oakwell Beer Spa's Hop-Infused Beard Oil Oakwell Beer Spa's Hop-Infused Beard Oil[/caption]

Can I reap these benefits by drinking beer?

We’ve discussed topical uses of beer for skin and hair benefits. So, what about drinking it? There are claims that drinking beer in moderation can be beneficial, but studies on this are lacking. With that said, there is medical support that topical application offers many advantages. Cindy Jones, Ph.D., a cosmetic biochemist who talks about beer benefits, says that ingredients like hops and malt can be great for skin care. Hops have anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties, while malt exfoliates, improves circulation, and helps with anti-aging. She also supports that yeast helps moisturize the skin. (More on this discussion here.)

Beer for Skin & Hair: Final Thoughts

There you have it! Beer is actually good for skin and hair. We hope you found this article interesting and helpful.  Beer skin and hair care products are perfect for giving your skin and hair some extra love, revamping your skin and hair care, or as gifts for a beer lover in your life. To shop for beer-inspired products, check out Oakwell Beer Spa’s shop.