Beer: The Ultimate Grooming Accessory
It's funny how sometimes people can be right for all the wrong reasons.
Like, take beer advertisements. Every beer in the world would like you to think that drinking a lot of their beer makes you more attractive. Sadly, just like vampires, the Loch Ness Monster, and Reaganomics, this is a myth.
No, drinking a lot of beer just makes you drunk. In fact, if looking (and smelling) good is your goal, drinking beer is just about the worst thing you can do with it! There's plenty of ways beer can help in grooming... as long as you can resist the urge to drink it in the process.
Beer And Personal Hygiene: Is There Anything It Can't Do?
1 - Beer Facials
The yeast in beer is anti-microbial, meaning that it can help maintain the pH balance of your skin. It's been proven in trials to be highly effective in treating\preventing acne, but this has actually been known at least as far back as the ancient Egyptians. It also helps moisten the skin. Today, high-end spas are adding beer facials to their menu.
If you want to try it yourself, simply whisk together 2 tbsp of egg whites with 2 tablespoons of beer, until you get a mayonnaise-like mix. Spread it on, then let it sit for 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
2 - Beer Baths
Now, that's what we call a bubble bath. Ancient Egyptians would actually bathe in full tubs of beer, although that was probably going a bit overboard. However, if you're wanting to feel a bit decadent, try pouring in a bottle or six next time you're taking a soak.
Those same anti-microbial properties that make it great for your face allow beer to work its magic on your entire body! (Whoah.) We suggest a nice dark beer, if possible, just so you'll smell that much better afterwards.
3 - Quick Cowlick Cure
Since beer is slightly sticky, it's perfect for a bit of secretive grooming. If there's a bit of hair that refuses to stay in place, dab a finger in your beer and run it over the hair. It'll glue the hair back down.
If you're spotting dunking your finger, our suggestion is to bluff your way through it by saying that "swirling" is all the rage at clubs in Dubai or Hong Kong or somewhere else your date has undoubtedly never been.
4 - Shampoo And Conditioner
Beer is also really great for your hair. It's a highly effective dandruff cure, and has many minerals your hair already uses to grow. Beer-based shampoos keep your scalp free of any itchy microbes, and gives your hair a coating that makes it look fantastic.
Plus, when you use a beer shampoo crafted from actual small-batch microbrew and carefully-selected herbal ingredients (like, oh... Duffy's Brew, just as a random example...) you get something that's great for your hair AND leaves it smelling terrific afterwards.
5 - Foot Soak
From your head to your feet. The moisturizing and antibacterial properties of beer means it can do wonders for sores and calluses, and it'll also take care of any fungus that might be growing down there. Giving your feet a nightly soak with a half-and-half mix of beer and warm water can quickly soften them up, and make them better-smelling too!
Beer truly is one of the best things on earth, and that's why we use it in Duffy's Brew Shampoo. If you haven't discovered what beer can do for your hair, why not treat yourself?
(Besides... then you can mock all your beer-snob friends for merely drinking it!)