Toting a beer into the shower may not be on everyone’s agenda, but perhaps it should be. Not to drink necessarily, but to cleanse and nourish the skin.
We love our Guinness soap, called Irish Stout Oatmeal Soap.
Not only is it great as a body and face soap, but it also serves well as a shampoo for the hair. Beer and especially Guinness, contains natural anti-oxidants*, making the hair softer and more voluminous. When we make our beer soap, it is necessary to allow the beer to become flat before mixing. Same idea, if you wish to rinse your hair with the pure Guinness, it should sit for an hour or so before using. You can wash as usual and then rinse with warm water and beer.
Since beer contains B vitamins, hops, saccharides and yeast, it acts as a natural moisturizer. After cleansing with the Guinness soap, some people do not need to moisturize, or at least need less.
Beer helps clear the skin of acne. The brewer’s yeast in Guinness will attack the acneic bacteria on the skin and reduce the oily secretion from the sebaceous glands.
Beer not only clears the complexion, it also treats dryness and smoothes the skin texture. Beer would be a wonderful addition to our popular Clay Neem facial mask. Once again, if you do not wish to invest in the actual beer, try our Guinness soap!
*a substance such as vitamin C or E that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism.