Its time to get serious about holiday shopping with some “out-of-the-box” gift ideas. Shopping for the fellas can be way more difficult than shopping for your gal pals but there is one thing we know ALL men love and that’s BEER.
Raise your beauty/grooming gift giving glass to celebrate the benefits of beer.
The hops loving dude may initially think it’s a waste of perfectly good beer to use it in soaps, skin-care, and hair treatments, but he’ll soon be drunken with excitement over the beauty benefits he can brew up without a hangover.
Beer was used topically by ancient civilizations to soften skin and even cure wounds and irritations.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and amino acids this hoppy beverage has been used as a remedy for everything from frizzy hair to dry skin. Used topically it is a fantastic treatment for eczema and psoriasis!
Beer Spas touting the benefits of beer are all the rage in Europe where you can immerse yourself in a beer bath. Active beer yeast, hops and a combination of dehydrated herbs are added to a blend of beer and mineral water and set at 93 degrees Fahrenheit. You soak in it for 20-30 minutes then are wrapped in warm sheets to give your body time to soak it all in and detoxify. To experience this at home try soaking in 2 cups of a dark beer for 20 minutes towel off (without rinsing), your skin will be smooth and have a youthful glow. Philly Beer Scene also has a great recipe for a Beer Foot Bath you can try at home.
Here a peek at some of my favorite beauty finds that say Cheers to Beer this holiday season!
ONE: LUSH Cynthia Silvia Stout Shampoo
TWO: Damn Handsome Grooming Company Hoppy Mint Soap
THREE: Whisky Ink and Lace Coffee & Stout Lotion
FOUR: Foggy Brew Suds Soap Set
FIVE: Duffy’s ESB Craft Beer Shampoo