Some of the most potent ingredients in the beauty industry come from the beehive. You’ve probably heard about the healing benefits of honey or beeswax, but you may not have heard about the anti-aging properties of bee venom.
When a bee stings, they expel venom. Your skin reacts to the venom as an irritation. Accordingly, your skin increases circulation and stimulates production of collagen and elastin, which plumps and firms fine lines and wrinkles.
As a result, bee venom facials are increasing in popularity and have been shown to lessen wrinkles in four weeks. The bee venom facemask sits for 20 minutes; this is followed by a maintenance regimen that entails applying dabs of bee venom night cream.
Honey Beauty Mask:
This moisturizing mask draws out toxins and impurities to rejuvenate your skin.
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp French green clay or rose clay
2 drops lavender or rose otto essential oil (optional)
Water to thin as needed
Directions: Wash face and leave slightly damp. Apply mask all over face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Gently pat dry.