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Beer goggles makes you look beautiful – it’s now a scientific fact. But did you know that beer spas make you beautiful, too? Yes, beer spas are a worldwide phenomenon. And so is beer drinking, but you knew that one already.
The mystery of beer goggles solved
The drunker you get, the hotter everyone else looks – and many a Toronto frat boy wonders why. Now the mystery is solved. According to British researcher, Professor Lewis Halsey, the phenomenon of ‘beer goggles’ can finally be explained. It’s because alcohol impairs your ability to detect asymmetry, and symmetry – ie when both sides of the face match up – is a major factor in how we judge human beauty.
The results of Halsey’s study, which just came out in the journal Alcohol also found that when under the influence women are more likely than men to see the world through beer goggles.
Beer spas are becoming more popular
What the study doesn’t go into is that women are also more likely to go to the spa, and with beer spas becoming more and more popular maybe more women will be seeing themselves (as well as their companions) though some esteem-boosting beer goggles after a healthy soak in a beer bath.
Where to go for your own beer spa experience
If pouring a 12-pack into your bathtub doesn’t appeal to you, head to Europe, the home of the best beer spas.
A beer spa in the Czech Republic
The most famous beer spa comes from that brew-happy nation, the Czech Republic, where a glass of beer can cost less than a bottle of water. The Chodovar Brewery in Chodova Plana has been crafting beer for nearly 500 years and opened their spa in 2006. Guests can soak in a tub full of herbs, dark lager and carbonated spring water, a bathing experience said to be beneficial for the skin and circulation as well as reducing joint pain.
Beer spas in Austria
At the Starkenberg Brewery in Tarrenz Tirol, Austria, you can swim in a pool full of Pilsner.
The Landhotel Moorhof just outside Salzburg, Austria, offers beer baths, hops baths and even beer facials.
According to the Moorhof’s website, bathing in beer extract combats everything from inflammatory rheumatic afflictions, gout, skin diseases and poor circulation to making skin soft – though no word yet on if it will make you look more symmetrical. Good luck with that.
For more info about spas read The Spa and Spa Travel