We’re here today to talk about beer. And skincare. While you probably know that a night of tossing back pints can cause acne flare ups, among other things (this is still true and we encourage you to drink responsibly), there has been little talk about the benefits of beer on the skin when infused in skincare. Turns out, ingredients that make up beer – like Hops, for example, are bursting at the seems with our favorite skincare ingredients – antioxidants (Ferulic acid, anyone?). Hops are also known to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and have been found to promote skin clarity, brightness and softness. Now that you’re aware of the skincare benefits of beer, does a beer-centric spa sound less disarming than it would have 10 minutes ago? We’re guessing yes, which is why we’re sharing a few of our favorite beer-centric hotels and spas that encourage you to: have your beer (infused skincare), and drink it too.
We love a Ritz Carlton experience, and the Denver location does not disappoint. The spa’s “Micro Brew Ex-beer-ience” uses hops and malt sugar from local breweries to exfoliate and polish skin and leave your feeling firmer, softer, and rejuvenated from head to toe. The full treatment involves a full body exfoliation, wrap, scalp massage, a luxurious rinse in their Vichy showers, and an application of a soothing moisturizer. And because your spa treatment wouldn’t be complete without it, you’re treated to a complimentary local beer after your service.
Noticing a trend here? Colorado definitely seems to be ahead of the curve when it comes to beer infused beauty. And if you’re not convinced yet, the beer and bourbon focused treatments at the Four Seasons are sure to change your mind. The Brew and Renew Massage uses warmed cans (yes, beer cans!) of local Crazy Mountain Brew “melt away stress” and mimic the feel of a hot stone massage, while their Amber Ale Foot Soak features a warm foot bath in more Crazy Mountain Brew, followed by an exfoliating treatment and foot massage while you sip on more brew. The spa’s full body “Bourbon Cowboy” treatment features a hot milk bath (with a complimentary glass of locally distilled bourbon), followed by their “Bourbon Bubbler Scrub” designed to exfoliate, moisturize, and revive skin. We’re not sure about you, but we’ll take them all.
This Boca Raton based Spa features a skin softening and toning Beer Bath treatment that is a game changer for skin in need of a reboot. Split between the sauna and the steam room, the bathing treatment involves soaking in a beer filled tub infused with skin loving ingredients such as B vitamins and proteins – all designed to detoxify, soften, and tone the skin, as well as promote firmness and boost its elasticity. This isn’t your average soaking tub, however, the spa claims that bathing in their copper tub amplifies the treatment’s anti-inflammatory properties, and helps restore skin’s ability to repair itself. Time spent in the infrared sauna during the treatment helps alleviate sore muscles and joints, detoxify skin, and improve circulation, while guests can recuperate in the steam room, to open airways, and soothe the mind and body before reentering the real world.