So, I remember reading a magazine article a few weeks ago about Angelina Jolie spending ‘X’ amount of dollars on a bee venom facial, and it kinda piqued my interest…
What is a Bee Venom Facial?
First off, let me tell you how the human body reacts to a bee sting…
Melittin is the primary active component of apitoxin (bee venom). It kills any cell it comes in contact with. In fact, they are currently testing it as a cure for HIV and cancer with great success. When your body has been stung, you feel pain and your body tries to flush the wound with liquid. This is what causes swelling. After, your skin produces collagen and elastin to rebuild the damaged skin cells.
When you put the bee venom mask on your skin, it tricks your skin into thinking it has been lightly stung. This stimulates blood flow to the skin, which then stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. In other words, it prevents your skin from aging.
So this sounds like a miracle, but there’s gotta be a downfall right? Well, bee venom cannot be mass produced, therefore it is pretty expensive. Oh, and don’t worry, no bees are harmed in the extraction process. Venom is extracted by a specialized collector, which is placed alongside the hive and features a weak electrical current. This encourages the bees to gently sting a surface they cannot penetrate. This process ensures that their abdomens remain intact so that they don’t die (Cosmetic Design- Europe).
If you don’t have a $15,000 per month budget for facials like Angie, you can buy a bee venom mask, but don’t expect it to be cheap. They typically run about $100 per bottle. Also, please make sure that you aren’t allergic to bees before using this product.
Let me know if you’ve ever tried a bee venom facial or mask and what you think!
Now you know…
Thursday 11th of August 2016
Bee venom and melittin can be found here: www.apitoxin.se