Yeast is mostly used in the kitchen; however, it has many remarkable qualities that make it useful for skin treatment as well.
What is yeast made of? Chemically, it contains 73% – 75% water, 13% proteins, a small amount of potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, and fats, carbohydrate, vitamins B and E as well as enzymes.
Consuming yeast benefits beauty, but only if we eat it raw. Take ¼ of a yeast cube per week on an empty stomach in the morning or in the evening.
Yeast, administered internally, makes skin more beautiful. The effects will be visible in a few days: inflamed acne becomes less severe and outbreaks will heal much faster.
Make a simple and yet efficient mask using ½ package of yeast warmed up in milk, make a paste and apply it on your face carefully. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. The results will be impressive: pores will become smaller and the inflammation will be reduced.
If your skin is sensitive and dries out fast in cold water, add honey or any cold pressed vegetable oil to the mask. Also, you may try out a cheese mask afterwards – use a small amount of cheese mixes with some honey and milk. This mask will cleanse and hydrate the skin.
Vitamin B found in yeast strengthens the skin. You can smooth out fine wrinkles with a yeast mask. Whisk an egg white and mix it with cream and yeast. Apply it on cleaned and scrubbed skin; wash it off after 15 minutes.
Hair care, hair fall
Yeast, by itself or in tablets, stops hair falling. It is important to take a small amount of yeast regularly, and don’t expect an immediate effect. After a few weeks, hair fall will become slower, and the hair will become shinier and less broken.
Weak and dull hair can benefit greatly from yeast. Using a yeast hair mask bi-weekly can be very useful. Mix a tablespoon of yeast with a little beer to make a paste. Massage the mixture into the hair and wash it off after 15 minutes. The hair becomes easy to comb and shiny.
If your nails break off easily and you feel that they are thin and weak, try out yeast internally. Even if you eat a pinch a day, you will see the results in about a month. Break-offs will stop, the nails will become stronger and they will grow a little faster.
Besides vitamins and minerals, yeast contains a considerable amount of folic acid, which makes it very useful during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. You should eat a pinch of yeast every day; to make it more palatable, you can mix it with milk or yogurt.
The nervous system
Yeast contains a high amount of vitamins and minerals, which have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the nervous system. It’s worth trying it out in cases of fatigue, exhaustion or depression and during stressful days. Eat a pinch of yeast a day, and you will experience the positive effects soon.
To the attention of persons who are sensitive to fungal infections
Yeast is very useful in all the above cases, but it can also serve as a good nutrition base for fungi. It is very important to consume yeast in very small quantities, and consult your doctor before staring a yeast cure if you have a history of contacting Candida.