7 Things your mother never taught you about craft beer.
1. It will give you a golden glow.
An article on beer spa’s recently reported on the popularity of this practise in Europe. People go to these spas to soak their skin in dark lager due to it’s reputed therapeutic benefits for the skin. Yeast and vitamins leave the skin soft and supple with a healthy glow.
Nothing to do with those pints of Czech lager consumed while partaking though…..
2. It will save that bad hair day
Is your hair looking dull and drab? There's no need to invest in expensive hair treatments or products - a glass of beer is all you need!
Beer is high in proteins and vitamins, and the alcohol works to cleanse, shine and soften your untamed mane.We’re down to give it a try, although we’d be most likely to rinse our hair in beer after downing more than a couple the conventional way. Despite the demise of national treasure, Linco beer shampoo in 2011, you can still buy a suspiciously similar product today. Mmm, I wonder if it still smells the same.
3. It will keep the slugs and snails away.
You may have used the salt method before but if you have leftover beer hanging around, this can prove just as effective.
Pour some beer into a fairly shallow container and leave outside in the path of your pesky slug nemesis. Slugs and snails are attracted to the sweet smell, climb over the sides to have a sip, and are unable to get back out again.
Mwah ha ha ha.
4. It will treat brown spots on the lawn
Beer contains fermented sugars, which will help the grass to regain strength, colour and growth and also a lot of water. It neutralises nitrogen found in pet urine - which may well be the cause of your brown spots - and kills off fungi, resulting in a healthy, plush lawn. Just pour a generous amount of beer over brown lawn spots to rejuvenate.
For more tips on keeping your lawn luscious, maybe pop over to the experts.
5. It can revive your coffee table
Dabbing a small amount of dark beer onto lacklustre wood furniture can revive it and gently restore its warm colour and shine. If you need a step by step guide the folks over at wikihow have done one for you…. Pictures and all. Perfect for the marks left when you forgot the beer coaster…
6. It can make you stronger (sort of)
Beer is rich in silicon that increases calcium deposits and minerals for bone tissue. So beer makes you stronger… sort of.
7. It can cure insomnia.
Hops is the plant that is best known as an ingredient in beer however, like valerian, hops also been used for hundreds of years as an herbal medicine to treat sleep problems as well as anxiety, irritability, excitability, and restlessness. We’re not sure it’s the hops that helps us sleep….
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