That’s right — a little booze can actually help improve your skin and hair…but not if you drink it. Put down that bottle and read: you have to apply it right to your skin or hair to get the benefits.
Here are 4 things that alcohol can do for your appearance:
- Beer is good for your hair: The proteins in beer make your hair shinier and more moisturized. Just rinse your hair to see the shine.
- Saké is good for your skin: The kojic acid in Japanese rice wine (saké) can lighten dark spots and other pigmented blemishes. In fact, kojic acid is an ingredient in some chemical peels. You can try using saké, or find a product that contains kojic acid.
- Vodka is tightens your pores and fights acne: Vodka is a natural antiseptic and astringent, which means it can clean your pores and tighten them at the same time. Use cotton balls soaked in pure vodka to tone your skin after cleansing.
- Vodka fights the frizzies: Vodka has a low pH balance that can neutralize the alkaline ingredients that exist in tap water. These alkaline ingredients contribute to frizzy hair. Add a bit of vodka to your conditioner and use that mixture the next time you wash your hair.