By: Harold Camaya
So you just took out your cigar from one of those custom humidors and are eagerly set to enjoy it with your choice of whiskey, till you see this article!
Whiskey, the very popular distilled drink, is known to have many wonderful benefits to a person’s physical health when drank in moderation. This includes safeguarding heart health, reducing the risk for diabetes and cancer, boosting the memory and immune system, and helping to maintain a healthy weight. However, when used topically, it can also work wonders for your skin and hair.
An Elixir for Great Skin and Hair
Whiskey is known for its antiseptic properties, dirt removal as well as skin rejuvenating and tightening capabilities. It is particularly helpful for oily skin. On hair, it helps with enhancing texture and shine.
5 Effective Ways to Incorporate Whiskey for Beauty Enhancement
Below is a look at some magical ways you can use whiskey to boost the health of your skin and hair.
Honey-Whiskey for Intense Moisturizing
This blend is particularly beneficial for dry skin. Whiskey used in combination with the natural moisturizer that is honey will help reduce skin dryness and additionally tighten skin pores.
Add one teaspoon of whiskey to a tablespoon of honey and rub it on your face using gentle circular motions. Let it stay on for 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water
Chocolate-Whiskey to Boost your Complexion
Chocolate can boost collagen production and enhance skin texture. Make a paste out of a few drops of whiskey and one teaspoon cocoa powder. Apply it like a mask on your face and let it stay on till dry. Rinse with lukewarm water and be spellbound by the result! Wipe with a towel.
*You can also use this delicious mask on your neck. So show off on the beach with one of your attractive bodybuilding clothes and an envious complexion!
Lemon-Whiskey for Skin Freshening
Lemon being a rich source of Vitamin C, it contributes to skin brightening. It also helps treat acne and can bring down blemishes. A mixture of whiskey and lemon juice can freshen up the dull and tired skin. Just mix a tablespoon of lemon with two tablespoons of whiskey. Dip a cotton ball into the liquid and apply on the face. Allow it to dry before rinsing with cold water.
Rosewater-Whiskey to Tone your Face
The natural toning capabilities of rose are enhanced when it is used with whiskey. Grind a handful of rose petals. Mix it with some rose water and half a spoon of whiskey. After application, let the mixture remain for 15 minutes. Then, rinse with normal water.
If you are a bourbon lover, here’s a twist to that recipe. Mix a teaspoon of bourbon, like Blue Saddle Bourbon with some rosewater and a sliver of a single aloe leaf. Also, put in your preferred essential oils for a winning Bourbon toner! Make sure you do a test patch before using bourbon as an ingredient for any skin care recipe.
Use Whiskey to Give your Hair Some TLC
Aloe Vera has a pharmaceutical application in hydrating cleansing milk and lotions among other things. Let’s see how it can be combined with whiskey for a shampoo that can give you shiny smooth hair after just one week. Kindly avoid if your hair is greasy or dry.
Take 100 ml of any shampoo that has a honey base. And add two tablespoons of whiskey and 200 ml of aloe vera gel to it. Mix well and shake vigorously. Pour into a bottle and keep stored for six months in a dark place. After the period is up, you can start using it.
To make an easy hair conditioning mask, just mix whiskey and egg and apply on your hair. Do your usual process of washing followed by conditioning after 15 minutes. See how healthy and happy it makes your hair!
After reading those creative, effective ways to give your beauty a boost with whiskey, perhaps you would next like to experiment with Don Julio Tequila. Just Joking, keep in mind though, just as drinking too much whiskey is bad for health, overusing it for skin care can dry out your skin. That’s also the reason why you should never use whiskey on its own, on your skin.
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