Beer, you beauty!

BEER is the world’s favourite tipple after water and tea – but it also has ‘beautifying’ benefits.

South African Breweries (SAB) has pulled up some easy remedies to make and try at home, using beer.

Adult woman washing head

Beer shampoo

Help restore body and bounce to your hair with one cup of your favourite beer and another cup of your favourite shampoo.

* Pour one cup of beer into a medium saucepan and on a medium-to-high temperature, boil for 15 minutes or until it reduces to half the content.

* Let the beer cool completely. Pour one cup of shampoo and the cooled down beer into a mixing bowl and stir gently until blended.

* Funnel the ‘new’ beer shampoo into a bottle of your choice.

* Wash your hair at leisure.

Note: It is recommended you alternate beer shampoo washes with normal shampoo.

Make your own beer facial

Did you know that the yeast in beer is antibacterial and helps combat acne prone skin?

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of beer, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 egg white

Method: Pour all ingredients into a bowl, whisk until the mixture is frothy (well mixed), then simply apply concoction to your face and/or other acne prone areas (such as neck, chest or back).

Let it set for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Gently pat dry.

Note: You can decant what is left over into an airtight container, but you must use within a day or so (before the egg ingredient spoils).

Soak off in a ‘beer bath’

Because of the hops aroma, a warm beer bath prompts drowsiness and sleep, therefore relaxing the body and mind.

Ingredients: ¼ cup of your favourite beer, 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of almond extract, 3 egg whites.

Method: Combine all your ingredients in a bowl and whip together until smooth. Run a warm bath (not too hot) and soak for 15 minutes to open up your pores, then lightly dry your body with a towel.

Apply the beer scrub all over your body and allow 15 minutes for it to soak into your skin. Rinse off by climbing back into your bath. Dry at leisure.


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