And if you have pimple-prone skin? Beer doubles as an astringent. "The yeast helps maintain a balanced pH level and keeps acne under control," Wohrle says. "And its pantothenic acid and vitamin B make the skin smooth and supple." Test the theory by making your own beer mask. Mix 1 tablespoon of beer with a teaspoon of plain yogurt, a teaspoon of olive oil, an egg white, a teaspoon of lemon extract, and a teaspoon of almond extract. Stir all the ingredients together, then dampen your face with warm water and apply. Let it dry for about 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water followed by a splash of cold. Or, if you'd rather be pampered, head to a beer spa. These are mostly located in Europe, where visitors indulge in warm beer baths to improve their complexion and hair, while soothing muscle and joint tension. Beer spas claim the experience brings impressive physical benefits, while aiding overall relaxation.
And that's something we can all toast to.