Bee Sting in itself is not a pleasant experience, especially if you have an allergy to bee venom. Bee venom is naturally produced by two glands connected with the sting apparatus of the bee. It is an apitoxin, which is a bitter colorless liquid with inflammatory characteristic. It also contains a mixture of compounds that could protect the skin from inflammation. When a person has been stung his skin could become inflamed, itchy and it continuously swells for a certain period of time. Nevertheless, thanks to apitherapy bee venom has become a skincare product and its becoming more and more popular.
Overtime, as we get older our skin starts to loose naturally produced collagen which results in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Bee venom skincare products are working to encourage the stimulation of natural collagen and elastin therfore to reverse the effects of ageing. When Bee venom cream is applied in small amounts to the skin, it starts to affect the skin by increasing the blood flow to the affected area just like bee sting would. That in return stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen makes the body tissue stronger and elastin helps the skin stay youthful and firm. Regular use of bee venom beauty products results in improved skin texture and firmness, reduced sun damage and pigmentation, the reduction of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
The main difference between being stung by a bee and bee venom cream is the dosage. Bee venom based products such as ointment, cream, moisturizer and venom mask contain a low amount of bee venom, that allows you to take benefit it gives as a skincare product without causing yourself pain.