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The Top 3 Health Benefits of Bourbon

Some traditional, some high-rye, and some single-barreled. Bourbon is the drink-of-choice for many, particularly in the Bluegrass State. It takes many forms, flavors and derives from a variety of distilling processes, but also hosts a number of lesser-known health benefits that reach far beyond the palette. Bourbon can help in aiding weight loss, strengthening the heart, boosting memory, and enhancing the immune system. But our favorite benefit of bourbon…it makes a great skincare addition!


Here are three reasons why YOU should be implementing bourbon into your skincare routine.


Bourbon soothes inflammation & blemishes

Mixing bourbon into an astringent can help to calm irritated skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. You can make your own astringent at home by combining bourbon and lemon, which naturally tightens pores and brightens your complexion.


Bourbon controls excess oil

Since bourbon contains antiseptic properties, it can cut down on oily skin. Bourbon’s oil-fighting qualities help reduce the occurrence of acne and blemishes. Simply make your own oil-fighting concoction by mixing bourbon, grapeseed oil, and jojoba oil to combat your skin’s impurities.


Bourbon contains antiseptic properties

Bourbon is loaded with antiseptic agents that remove embedded bacteria and dirt on the skin. When paired with the right combination, it can perfectly cleanse your skin without causing any irritation. Make your own skin toner at home by combining milk, honey, and bourbon.

Read more skincare benefits of bourbon at Bustle!


If you’re looking for a quick way to exfoliate your skin while leaving it feeling hydrated, look no further than Me Care’s Bluegrass Bourbon Body Scrub, which is infused with authentic Kentucky bourbon. This hydrating scrub exfoliates with organic sugar cane granules to refresh uneven skin. It also includes Rice Bran oil which is rich in Vitamin E to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Bluegrass Bourbon Body Scrub includes Meadowfoam Seed oil to create a barrier for your skin; locking in moisture. This product is a great way to receive all the benefits of bourbon in one, intoxicating product!


As (arguably) the world’s most diverse drink, bourbon has proven to provide many health benefits while supplying its consumers with a variety of tastes, experiences and moments to celebrate. Only now, there is genuine proof that bourbon isn’t just for drinking. As if any of us needed more excuses to buy more!


- Kristen Heuing

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