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Why is bee venom used in beauty products and treatments?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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