If you have ever had an inkling that beer is good for your skin, then beer spas take that to a whole new level!
If you think this sounds a little strange or perhaps you think we’re pulling your leg then you need to delve deeper into our latest post!
Beer spas are actually a real thing, and you don’t have to travel to faraway lands to experience one for yourself either. If you do love to travel though, then here are some top beer spa locations!
Keep reading to learn more about this emerging popular trend, how it can benefit your skin, and how our products tie in!
What is a beer spa?
Traditionally found throughout the Czech Republic, beer baths are now popular in many other places from Iceland to the US, so you are sure to find one that is not too far away from home!
A beer bath involves soaking in a piping-hot wooden tub filled with a combination of hops, water and brewer’s yeast, sometimes a simple fragrance is added in to help mask the strong scent, caramel is a popular choice. Keep in mind that the beer is diluted with water which helps with the smell too.
You will lay back on a straw bed or heated lounger and soak away your troubles for at least half an hour in this concoction. This allows time for the ingredients to absorb fully and to infuse your pores with their nourishing properties.
What are the skin benefits?
If you love a good brew then you’re going to love knowing what soaking in a tub of it can do for your skin!
Hop oils have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can open up the pores, helping to treat inflammatory conditions such as acne and psoriasis. You may even notice a reduction in cellulite. B Vitamins and active enzymes in the yeast also helps to boost blood circulation and provides natural cleansing, exfoliating, and pH balancing properties.
If that’s not enough, the proteins in malt can work miracles on your hair too! Soaking your tresses in beer can help to repair damaged ends, strengthen the hair follicle, and make your hair bounce with lustrous shine!
Apart from enjoying smoother, more beautiful skin and hair, soaking in a beer bath can actually help provide full-body detoxification and aid in stress reduction. You may even notice less muscle and joint pain!
In fact, the vitamins in brewer’s yeast may also help to promote healthy digestion, essential for a healthy body and they may even help to treat conditions like chronic arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
Who said beer wasn’t good for you?!
Batch Twenty-One’s hops, made from the flowers of the Humulus Lupulus plant, have powerful anti-inflammatory qualities that help reduce skin scarring. They’re also loaded with phytonutrients — plant goodies that are great for toning and softening the skin. Because of their rich source of antioxidants, hops help prevent damages and keep skin looking youthful and bright.