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Beer facial? Umstead Spa shares recipe

Posted April 15, 2014
Updated April 16, 2014

Fullsteam Brewery introduced its Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale on Sunday, Jan. 27, with a kazoo-themed launch party.

— To help celebrate North Carolina Beer Month, why not treat your skin to a facial featuring your favorite brew! 

The Umstead's Spa Director Carolyn Doe recently shared this recipe with us for a Beer Facial. The beer's yeast helps balance the pH levels in skin and targets bacteria that can cause breakouts. 

NC Beer Facial recipe

What you'll need: 

For oily skin: 2 tablespoons of egg whites
For dry skin: 2 tablespoons of egg yolks and a vitamin E capsule
2 tablespoons of your favorite North Carolina Beer

What to do: 

Wisk together and apply to the skin with a cotton ball
Allow to dry for about 20 minutes
Apply a wet warm towel to loosen the mask
Rinse well until the entire mask is removed

Note: If you are allergic to any ingredients in the recipe just don't use them. 

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  • Life-goes-on. Apr 16, 2014

    It's my understanding that the commercial beers, Bud, Miller etc filter the yeast out of their beer and the craft breweries chemically kill the yeast. So, unless you're brewing your own beer with live yeast, there is no reason to apply beer to your face.