To smooth out the wrinkles and regain the firmness of the past, there is a less drastic remedy than the botox injection; we are talking about bee venom, a remedy of natural origin that few people know yet but which offers numerous benefits to the skin of the face and beyond.
It is easy to say bee venom, but we must not be overwhelmed by passing fashions nor improvise because, as with all cosmetics and beauty products, there are never too many precautions. Before giving in to the impulsive purchase, it is therefore good to read up and consult the opinion of a dermatologist specialist who can offer a timely assessment based on your skin.
According to some experts, bee venom is indicated to treat skin wounds present at the superficial level of the epidermis such as those caused by pimples and, in the most serious cases, by acne. Thanks to its characteristic consistency, the serum creates a protective barrier and, in direct contact with the skin, causes inflammation capable of promoting preventive cell regeneration as well as stimulating the production of collagen.
Cream with bee venom also has an effective anti-oxidant action by stimulating the production of anti-aging enzymes and slowing down the signs of aging such as wrinkles. Compared to botox, it has the great advantage of not blocking the contractions of the facial muscles making the features unnatural but stops at a more superficial level, in the subcutis, where the last nerve endings are present.
However, the best results are obtained by combining this elixir with other beauty treatments such as a peeling based on glycolic, pyruvic, or mandelic acid that improves dermocutaneous penetration or in combination with a retinol face cream that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin. But be careful not to overdo it because, in addition to increasing the risk of redness and hives, especially in allergenic subjects, bee venom usually has a rather high cost which helps to make it an “elitist” product that is not exactly cheap or suitable for all budgets.
Bee venom: what it is and beneficial properties?
The bee venom is essentially a toxin, also called apitoxin; its main component is mellitin which, combined with other active ingredients and essential oils, is strengthened.
Thanks to this (and other components), bee venom reveal a very strong anti-inflammatory power, especially for osteoarticular pain (arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and sciatica); to make the most of its benefits, it is recommended to use bee venom in the form of ointment or ointment.
Already many centuries ago it was understood that the poison of this insect had such properties as it was realized that rheumatic diseases were very rare among those who dealt with bees.
Other beneficial properties of bee venom are:
- ability to regulate the heartbeat in people with arrhythmias;
- ability to counteract skin imperfections, such as pimples, wrinkles, and cellulite;
- ability to regenerate the epidermis tissue in an anti-aging function (stimulates the production of collagen and elastin);
- ability to reduce and fade scars.
Bee venom: how is it obtained?
The bee venom is obtained with a small “trick”, namely: within the beehives is inserted a small metal plate which occasionally emits an electrical pulse; the bees, disturbed by this impulse, go to “sting” the slab and this ensures that the bee survives the sting without problems, while the poison is collected and conveyed in a special tray.
Bee venom: when to use it?
The bee venom is in effect a natural remedy, also powerful and effective enough, but usually, it is very expensive and must be avoided if by chance you have already proven to be allergic to one or more hive products.
So before deciding on a bee venom treatment, our suggestion is to first hear from your doctor and talk to the herbalist.
For a “shock” treatment there is an alternative apitherapy, which is much more powerful than bee venom in the ointment, and which consists of the actual sting of our body by bees.