Is bee venom the new Botox?
When I was little, I sat on the edge of a pool, and it turned out a bee was sitting there too. Within seconds, cue a screaming child and a majorly swollen butt cheek. Ouch.
How on earth does this story relate to skin care, you ask? Well, bee venom causes swelling of the skin, so the skin care geniuses out there thought it’d be a fab idea to put it into skin care products to plump out lines and wrinkles. Makes sense, right?
So, how does bee venom benefit skin?
Bee venom stimulates blood circulation within the skin, which helps to plump and firm the skin, making fine lines and wrinkles less visible. Thanks to this sudden rush of blood under the skin’s surface, bee venom can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The result? Instantly plumper skin, and younger-looking, healthier skin over time.
How should I use bee venom?
Because of its anti-ageing and plumping benefits, some skin care brands have formulated moisturisers, face masks and serums with bee venom. This makes it super simple to incorporate the stuff into your skin care routine. Just switch your regular serum or moisturiser for one containing bee venom and watch your skin reap the benefits!
Keen to get Kylie Jenner-like lips without committing to injections and looking OTT? A bee venom-based product our members have fallen head over heels for is the Abeeco Bee Venom Lip Plumper. Check out a couple of reviews below.
“The first time I tried the lip plumper, I was so surprised of the immediate effect. My lips tingled a lot, which I thought was a little weird, but it just showed how effective the formula was! After a few applications, the tingling didn't seem as strong as before, but I could see a considerable difference in my lips. Not only were my lips plumper, but also the creases were considerably smoother. I’m a very satisfied lady! :)” – Belle88
“It doesn't plump massively, but it does hydrate your lips and plump out all of the lines. The tingling sensation brings colour to the lips, also making them look fuller and rosier.” – MsSparkles
Step aside, Botox!
Did you know about bee venom’s anti-ageing effect on skin? Are you keen to try products containing bee venom?