Personally I am not a big beer drinker (although, I do love the taste of a good old fashioned oatmeal stout from Boulder Beer Company). But, I did learn something super important around the table growing up. Specifically, the breakfast table.
It turns out that brewer’s yeast is not only used to make beer but, that it can also be used as a supplement that makes your skin absolutely fabulous. Mom’s multi-vitamin drink for a healthy start to our day was brewer’s yeast in OJ. This most undoubtedly was a huge reason I had great skin during my teenage years.
Little did I know at the time, but brewer’s yeast is a rich source of minerals like chromium, selenium, protein, and complex b-vitamins. Why is this so awesome? Well, these magic minerals work to help your skin and body in a multitude of ways. It gives the body energy, supports the nervous system, keeps the liver healthy, and mostly helps cure eczema, acne, melasma, and helps make your skin glow.
Even more incredible, brewer’s yeast has recently been linked to reducing the risk of skin cancer! As more studies are done, brewer’s yeast has shown excellent potential to treat and aid in healing a variety of issues with the skin.
Here are 3 ways you can use brewer’s yeast today, to make your skin glow:
- Try adding a brewer’s yeast supplement to your daily beauty regime. Deficiencies in B vitamins, pantothenic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid, and biotin can cause dermatitis, eczema, and acne. Brewer’s yeast components such as B vitamins, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and biotin are the components that help get rid of these issues and balance the skin.
- Try brewer’s yeast in your smoothies (like my Mom). Because it’s available in powder, flakes, tablets, and liquid forms you can add to almost any food or dissolved in juice or water. Mix about 1/4 cup of powdered brewer’s yeast into any citrus rich smoothie base, and drink this daily to help fight eczema, acne, and other skin problems. I use it in liquid form to make an awesome, power-packed Caesar salad dressing.
- Try a facial peel (like my Papaya Facial Renewing Peel) or a body scrub. You can make your own simplified version by mixing a teaspoon of brewer’s yeast liquid, into 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Blend and apply the paste to your face and any affected areas, this instantly fights off bacteria and kills cystic acne breakouts on the spot! For a body scrub, I mix 1/3 cup of powdered brewers yeast to either ½ cup of coffee grounds or rice powder, and then blend with 1/3cup of lemon juice and then scrub into my skin. Coffee assists with revamping your lymph system and cellulite reduction and rice powder create smooth porcelain-like completion and are great with breakouts on your back and arms.
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