The beauty benefits of yeast
If you usually associate yeast with chugging a beer or chowing down on soft, fluffy bread, we don’t blame you.
YEAST = ALL OF THE CARBS.
But did you know that loads of beauty products are formulated with the stuff? That’s right – yeast is packed with proteins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, making it a dream for your skin and hair.
So, how does yeast benefit skin?
Baker’s yeast has a cellular form similar to that of skin, so when it’s added to skin care formulas or applied topically, it works to hydrate and brighten skin. If you suffer from acne, then yeast might just be your skin saver. It can actually help to kill acne-causing bacteria and promote the production of certain white blood cells that clear breakouts. Its high vitamin B content also makes it perfect for soothing and calming inflammation.
And how does yeast benefit hair?
Rich in protein and natural astringents, drenching your hair with yeast will leave it super clean, soft and strengthened. What’s more, your hair will look glossier.
To reap the benefits, rinse your locks regularly with the Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo, or jump on the DIY beauty bandwagon and wash your hair with beer. Yep, you read that right – beer! Here’s how:
Step 1. Pour a bottle of beer into a large jug and leave it out overnight so the beer goes flat.
Step 2. Shampoo your hair, and then soak your ends in the jug of beer.
Step 3. Pour the remainder of the beer over your hair and massage it into your scalp for one minute.
Step 4. Wash the beer out and apply a conditioner to your lengths and ends. Rinse thoroughly.
bh tip: Choose a conditioner that is quite fragrant. This will make sure your locks smell delicious afterwards, rather than like you just stepped out of a brewery.
Did you know the many benefits of yeast? Would you try using it on your skin, hair or nails?