Beautify Yourself: The Beer Facial

Style & Beauty

From the desk of the OverServed Style and Beauty Editor…

Ever wonder the trick behind getting your skin silky smooth? Throw away all your Kiehl’s, Clinique, La Mer, or whatever it is you use, and crack a cold one. Yes, it’s the beer facial.

Cosmo questions whether it’s worth wasting a Corona (answer: yes it is), but according to Carolyn Doe for Umstead Hotel & Spa “the yeast in beer works to balance the pH of the skin and targets the bacteria that causes breakouts.” Not only that, yeast has a lot of vitamins and other stuff to help build up your skin elasticity—a nice way to combat all those lines you’ll get from sitting at the bar from Happy Hour until Last Call. You’re not 21 anymore…

So, if you’re looking for a spa treatment on the cheap, rummage around fridge for some beer, eggs, yogurt, honey, whatever (seriously—there are an array of recipes on Google), whisk it all together and slap it on. And, hey! You probably won’t need more than a couple of tablespoons at most, so be sure to sip on what’s left while you bask in the glory of relaxing spa bliss. Om.