The use of bee venom for cosmetic and medicinal purposes has been around since ancient times. It recently crossed over into mainstream beauty after several A-list celebrities, Kate Middleton and Korean skincare companies minted its status as the new “It” beauty ingredient.
What makes bee venom a potent skin care ingredient
Bee venom products are hailed as nature’s all-natural Botox and acne buster. Using eDiva’s natural face massage roller to massage your BV moisturizer, it “tricks” the skin into thinking it’s been stung by a bee and blood rushes to the area, giving the skin a smoother and plumper appearance. Also known as apitoxin, it contains several components that can be beneficial for the skin:
- Melittin – a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory amino acid. Studies show it’s stronger than hydro cortisol but safer because it’s all natural – unless you’re allergic to bees.
- Apamin – this is what causes our skin to swell, turn red and experience a burning sensation when we’re stung.
- Hyaluronidase – it increases blood flow by dilating the capillaries, resulting plump skin.
What happens when you use bee venom products
When a bee venom infused cream or lotion is applied to the face with a natural face massage roller, it eases facial muscle tension and lessens the appearance of wrinkles. It spurs blood circulation and collagen production on the applied area, giving us firmer and plumper skin. Its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component makes it effective against cystic acne. The result is smaller pores, diminished lines and wrinkles, a glowing complexion and clear, plump skin.
What can I use with bee venom products
eDiva natural face massage roller
The eDiva Jade roller is a handheld natural face massage roller made of natural jade crystal used to massage the face. This stimulates blood circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage. It also helps our skin absorb our products better. The eDiva jade roller can make sure your bee venom skin regime penetrates deeply.
Unless otherwise indicated in the label, you can use your BV cream without worries with your anti-acne products.
Anti-aging active ingredients
Potent anti-aging active ingredients like retinol and vitamin C promote exfoliation, making our skin more prone to irritation when we use them. That’s one reason why most moisturizers or serums focus on a specific antioxidant and rarely combine two equally powerful ones. Doing so can irritate our skin or they could cancel each other’s effects. You can use your bee venom product with any anti-aging active ingredient, unless instructed by the labels otherwise. You can find it on Amazon
Possible side effects and contradictions
Studies show bee venom, when applied on the skin with a natural face massage roller, is non-toxic and generally safe for humans. In extreme cases, bee venom may cause an allergic reaction when applied on problematic skin. But if you’re allergic to bee stings, make sure to do a patch test first. Also, if you’re taking any immunosuppressants – consult your doctor. Bee venom is known to strengthen the immune system and may potentially affect your medication’s efficacy.