10 Fantastic Uses for Beer Few People Have Heard Of
Usually when we hear the word "beer" we immediately think of the sparkling golden drink with a bubbly white foam head. And, of course, the first thing that comes to mind is how nice it would be to grab a pint right now.
We at Bright Side have discovered some unexpected uses and amazing benefits of this beverage. So next time you're drinking beer, think twice before finishing it all!
1. It nourishes your hair and promotes hair growth
Beer is rich in vitamin B and silicon, the key ingredients for healthy hair that also stimulate hair growth.
Just pour a glass of beer over your hair, massage into the scalp, and leave for five minutes. Rinse with cold water. Your hair will shine like never before.
2. It makes your skin firm and smooth
Beer contains antioxidants that prevent skin aging. But, surprisingly, this alcoholic beverage has another amazing benefit: it boosts the self-repairing abilities of your skin, helps tighten it, and thus diminishes small wrinkles.
Try this facial mask: mix together 1 tablespoon of beer, an egg white, and 3 drops of almond oil. Apply to a clean face, and leave for 10 minutes.
3. It helps you sleep better
Hop flower, being one of the key beer ingredients, is a natural sedative known as an effective herbal remedy for insomnia.
You can try this simple trick: wash your pillowcases with an equal amount of water and beer. The fabric will absorb the aroma of hops and will make you fall asleep faster.
4. It treats your tired feet
Fill a bowl with cold beer, and soak your feet for a couple of minutes. The refreshing effervescent effect of the beer will help your sore feet relax after a long hard day.
5. It removes dead skin cells
In addition to toning your skin, beer also helps remove dead skin cells. As a result, your skin tone becomes more even and glowing.
Take a handful of strawberries and a couple of tablespoons of beer. Mix the ingredients together until you get a paste. Apply to your face to remove dead cells and impurities and to stimulate cell regeneration.
6. A beer marinade tenderizes meat
Beer is an excellent option if you want to tenderize meat without changing its flavor. Place the meat in a plastic container, and add some beer. Marinate in the fridge. The next day you will be able to enjoy the tenderness and mouth-watering flavor of your beef.
7. It adds shine to your wood furniture
Pour some warm beer onto a soft piece of cloth, and rub any wood surface that needs to be revitalized. Result: your furniture will get an extra shine and look as good as new.
8. It helps repel pests
Beer keeps pesky flies away from your food. Just pour some beer into a glass, cover it with aluminum foil, and make some small holes. The flies, attracted by the smell of the drink, will go in, but they will never be able to get out.
You can also try this trick on slugs and cockroaches.
9. It makes any metal object look more shiny
Beer has a low acidity level that is just perfect for polishing any metal object, such as steel pots and jewelry.
Just pour some beer onto a cloth, and rub the metal object. You can also try soaking the objects for a few minutes. After drying with a piece of cloth you'll be amazed at how your metal objects become shiny again.
10. It helps remove rusty screws
The acids in beer can break down rust, which will help you remove screws more easily. Pour some beer over them, wait for a few minutes, and try again.