Is Bee Venom Worth The Buzz?
Posted by Ruby Khatun in Body, Hair, Skin Care, Hands & Feet
Yesterday marked National Bee day, something I am very passionate about. Bees are disappearing and it is something we should all be worried about. All our favourite foods such as avocados rely on honeybee pollination. Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods; it is richer in proteins than any other animal source and contains more amino acids than eggs of equal weight. You can also combine bee pollen with raw cacao to make raw truffles. Yum!
Besides from the agricultural world, bees just so happen to be on of the best beauty tips for healthy and glowing skin. You can make your own sunscreen using beeswax, create your own lip balm, and make a DIY face-mask. Honey is also your secret ingredient not just for glowing skin but shiny hair. Honey is an excellent humectant, which means it is great at retaining moisture. The sugar base has alpha-hydroxy qualities, allowing it to work as a great exfoliator.
Numerous studies have shown the nectar of manuka trees has superior healing powers. Bee pollen has been long used in topical products as a skin smoother due to its anti-inflammatory properties. To beauty buy: Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion £10, is formulated with royal jelly and sunflower oil to enhance your skins natural radiance. Royal Jelly is packed with 134 nutrients including 17 amino acids, pretty impressive. Rodial has introduced an anti-ageing Been Venom Collection, the range is designed to plump, smooth, and stimulate blood circulation. Online beauty buy: Rodial Bee Venom Eye £62.72, has a unique bend of 6 ingredients to diminish dark circles and wrinkles.
The soothing anti-bacterial properties also works wonders against acne. It is no surprise beauty companies are brewing formulations with this key ingredient. Since it was revealed Kate Middleton had a bee-venom facial prior to the royal wedding, it has been one of the best beauty tips amongst dermatologists. Bee venom stimulates collagen production for a Botox-like result.
Manuka Doctor is a tremendously successful anti-ageing product line, which uses purified bee venom to encourage cell renewal. Top beauty buy: Manuka Doctor Bee Venom Rejuvenating Face Mask Cream £49.99, nurtures cells to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Honey also works as a great hair conditioner. One of the best tips for healthy hair is to look for a conditioner with beeswax; this will work as a hydrating fixative. Honey contains amino acids, which are naturally moisturising. Label.M Honey & Oat Shampoo & Conditioner £53.90, is ideal for dry and dehydrated hair. The honey and oat extracts cleanse the hair and restore shine and softness.
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For more of the best tips for healthy hair read, Are You Eating This For Healthy Hair?