Benefits of Bee Venom
You’ve been stung by beauty products that don’t work. But this one has celebs and more buzzing. Say hello to bee venom. It’s a growing skincare trend — and for good reason. It reverses the effects of aging that occur as skin loses its collagen, begins to sag, and develop fine lines. And it works by helping to trick your skin into thinking it’s been stung.
How does bee venom work its magic? When a bee stings you, your skin begins to swell and itch. Applying bee venom cream directly to the skin tricks your skin into thinking it’s been stung. Accordingly, blood flow is increased, which stimulates collagen and elastin production. The result? Skin stays firm and youthful. What’s more, bee venom helps to reduce the effects of sun damage by preventing and reversing skin degradation.
Here are just five truly beautiful miracles bee venom can work.
1. Minimizes wrinkles
By stimulating blood flow to the surface of the skin, bee venom causes wrinkles to disappear. It stimulates collagen and elastin production. What’s more, it strengthens tissue to halt premature aging. Really, bee venom acts a bit like as Botox: Its analgesic effect relieves muscle tension, which lightens the appearance of furrows and frown lines.
2. Cleanses your skin
Bee venom contains an enzyme called hyaluronidase. It’s a natural astringent that purifies and cleanses your skin of impurities, leaving it looking soft and subtle.
3. Shrinks pores
Bee venom’s astringent properties help to minimize the appearance of large pores. It does this by removing excess oil and fluid from your skin’s pores and top layers. This refines and tones its texture. The results are temporary, but they are real.
4. Fades blemishes
The same properties that shrink pores and smooth wrinkles also helps fade acne blemishes. Bee venom contains a peptide called melittin, which has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which help fight against acne. You should specifically look for cleansers and creams containing bee venom.
5. Relieves inflammation
Bee venom eases burning, swelling, and redness, thanks to the soothing adolapin contained in it. Products containing bee venom calm your skin while providing anti-aging and astringent benefits.
Bee venom is a honey of a beauty aid
Bee venom can give you clear, youthful-looking skin. Skincare products containing bee venom come in a wide variety of choices, ranging from facial masks to eye creams, cleansers, moisturizers, and ointments. And don’t worry — no bees are harmed in getting it. The venom used in skincare products is harvested from bees by placing a glass sheet into a beehive with a weak electrical current running through it. When the bees sit on the glass, the electrical current prompts them to pump venom, which sticks to the glass. The venom is then collected and purified.
It is important to note that you shouldn’t try to collect venom from bees yourself. The venom contained in skin care products is only a small amount. This allows you to reap the benefits without the side effects. Bee venom is often combined with honey in skincare products for ease of use.
And if you’re looking for more immediate results, try booking a LaserAway consultation today. As the nation’s leader in aesthetic dermatology, LaserAway offers a diverse range of treatments with state-of-the-art technology to help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion and more.
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