If you’ve ever had a crazy night out, there’s a chance that you’ve had a beer spill and land in other places besides your mouth. It’s probably landed on your face, your neck, and maybe even your new pair of suede sneakers. Sure you may love your beer and the buzz that comes along with it, but what you probably didn’t know is that studies have shown that beer is actually good for your hair and face, not so much when your drink it, rather, when it’s an ingredient in a grooming product or if you decide to straight up dump some on your hair.
While it may sound strange, the benefits of beer are really incredible. Because beer has a low pH it can help to tighten your hair follicles, and remove built up grease and dirt from your strands. Additionally, the yeast in beer, which you can find in the frothy head of the drink, is a great source of protein, selenium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B. Yeast is also great at fighting acne, because it helps to slow down sebum production consequently preventing breakouts.
What’s more, in the United States, about 90% of brewed ingredients for beer go to waste, making that “bottom of the barrel” stuff full of great potential and benefits for your skin. While you can make your own beer masks and shampoos at home with a few ingredients you can find at the supermarket, there are other great beer-based grooming products out there that are much less messy and just as effective.
1. Damn Handsome Grooming Co. Beer Shampoo and Body Bar
Not only is it incredibly cool that a hybrid of beer shampoo and body soap exists, but the husband and wife team of Damn Handsome Grooming Co. partners with craft breweries to re-purpose their brewed ingredients into fantastic grooming concoctions. This all-in-one shampoo and body bar contains organic hops, local barley, and malt which contains vitamin B proteins and minerals that help to enrich your locks. Other added ingredients like aloe leaf and argan oil help to naturally strengthen and protect.
Not to mention that this all-in-one simplifies your life and allows you to save money on your grooming needs.
2. Carlsberg Beer’d Beauty Collection
Danish brewing company Carlsberg poured its efforts into the beauty industry, creating grooming products made from their signature hops. The company’s three-in-one set, which contains a shaving gel, aftershave cream, and a mustache cream is great for the beard conformist. Each of their items is packed with antioxidants, antibacterial acids, and premium oils. It’s just as good as downing one of their beers.
3. PC Apothecary Bohemian Body Butter
For when you want to rub beer all over you, this body butter contain oils and butters to protect skin from any impurities. This particular one contains a “rich aged lager” with shades of creamy pumpkin, dark patchouli and oak resin to produce a spice-filled moisturizer with an added kick. You’re in for some silky smooth skin with this one.
4. Whiskey, Ink, and Lace Coffee and Stout Lotion
Whisky, Ink and Lace’s lotion combines the supposed anti-aging elements found in both stout beer and organic coffee. This all-natural lotion is sure to keep your skin looking healthy with antioxidants and caffeine serving as it’s powerful agents. The coffee found in this lotion is said to help cellulite, bringing water to the skin’s surface to smooth out the appearance of skin, with the yeast in beer boosting the skin’s elasticity. It’s also a great acne treatment.
5. Bro Brick Beer Bar
This body bar (not all-in-one) is hard not to mention, not only are the products awesome but we are a huge fan of the name. Started by graphic designer MacKenzie Proudlove, who applied his creative talents to men’s grooming, created a fantastic line of beer-based brick cleansers. The Bro Brick contains rich ingredients like coconut, olive, palm, and sunflower oils that are designed to eliminate grime and dirt from your skin.
6. Broo Craft Thickening Conditioner
You have your all-in-one beer shampoo, and now you have your conditioner. Broo Craft products are free of parabens, sulfates, and other hair-damaging substances. This handcrafted beer hair product line will invigorate the scalp with distinct nutrients to make your shower experience feel much more accomplished. Broo’s line of conditioners are infused with caffeine that’s meant to energize your follicles, along with barley protein to help volumize your strands.