Beeswax care for lips

6 Benefits of Beeswax for Glowing and Healthy Skin & 3 Ways to Use It

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You still don’t know the magnificent properties of beeswax for skin?

This greasy substance produced by bees is commonly used to make many cosmetic products, such as soaps, lotions, and creams. The reason is that beeswax is very beneficial for the skin’s health helping it stay perfectly hydrated, and brighter.

The truth is that it has emollient, anti-aging, soothing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and regenerating properties, so it’s an element that we can incorporate into our beauty routine to provide better skincare and maximize our attractiveness.

How Beeswax is Obtained

Beeswax is an ingredient that bees produce to form the structure of honeycombs and give them the protection they need to stay in perfect condition.

Specifically, the wax is produced in the glands located in the abdomen of young bees. Its production requires a significant effort since to produce 1 kg of wax, a bee must consume between 4 and 12 kg of honey.

Through a heating process, the honey is removed from honeycombs, the wax is melted and extracted for use in domestic, cosmetic, and industrial applications.

Among others, it’s used to make various products, such as candles, crayons, cosmetics, skin creams, lip balms, furniture polishing products, and leather treatments.

Beeswax for skin

6 Beeswax Properties That Benefit Your Skin

In the same way as honey or propolis, beeswax is a product made by bees that has very beneficial properties for the health and beauty of our skin.

It stands out for being very rich in antioxidant compounds and vitamin A.

Due to its great properties, beeswax has been used since ancient times representing an ideal substance for skin creams and ointments.

The International Bee Research Association studied beeswax and found that “it builds stable emulsions; improves water binding of creams; reinforces the action of detergents, giving the skin a protective layer and improving its elasticity; improves the protective action against ultraviolet light of sun creams; does not provoke allergy and has antibiotic and warming properties.”

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Below are the main benefits of beeswax for the skin:

Moisturizing and nourishing

Beeswax has the ability to trap natural moisture and create a protective layer on the skin, which prevents dehydration and dryness of the skin.

More than that, beeswax can protect the skin from the damage that external agents can cause and keep it well hydrated and incredibly soft.

Reduces scars

It has potent healing properties that help reduce the visibility of those marks left by wounds or acne on the skin. This added to its moisturizing effects, makes it also an excellent natural remedy to eliminate stretch marks.

It whitens the skin

Beeswax also helps to unify the tone of the dermis, reducing the coloration of those areas that tend to darken more easily.

More luminosity in the skin

Applied as a mask or cream on the complexion, beeswax provides an extra luminosity and leaves the skin with a more radiant appearance and without impurities.

Preserves the skin’s youthfulness

It acts as an excellent anti-aging product!

In a famous medicine book “The Shen Nong Book of Herbs”, beeswax was recognized as a top medicinal ingredient and was praised for its beneficial effects on blood and energy systems. The author relates beeswax to beauty enhancement and anti-aging treatments.

The proprieties of beeswax slows down the action of free radicals, which cause premature aging and the cells that make up the skin to oxidize, thus leaving behind to the appearance of wrinkles.

It soothes irritated skin

It has analgesic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, which allow damaged skin to heal faster and relieve irritation, redness, and itching.

How to Make Creams with Beeswax

Next, we will reveal how you can create your own natural cosmetics and the steps you need to follow to make homemade beeswax creams.

These are straightforward recipes that you can use to deeply moisturize your skin, and make it look younger, beautiful, and radiant.

olive oil and beeswax diy creams

Cream with Beeswax and Olive Oil

To make this super moisturizing and nourishing beeswax and olive oil cream, you must first gather the following ingredients:

  • 250ml of mineral or distilled water
  • 250ml of olive oil
  • 30g beeswax
  • a few drops of essential oil

First, you will have to melt the beeswax together with the olive oil in a bain-marie. Slowly stir both ingredients until you see that everything has dissolved. Then, remove from the heat and wait for it to cool.

After that, in the glass of the blender, pour the water with a few drops of the selected essential oil and beat for a few seconds.

Then add the mixture of oil and beeswax and beat again until you get a thick mixture. Just keep it in the fridge until it solidifies a bit more, and you can use it as a moisturizer.

aloe vera and beeswax diy creams

Cream with Aloe Vera and Beeswax

An ideal cream to moisturize the skin and promote the regeneration of damaged tissues, which acts very well against stretch marks and wrinkles.

The ingredients you need are the following:

  • 2 tablespoons of grated beeswax
  • 1/4 cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons of Honey
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup moisturizer

Just heat the beeswax in the bain-marie, and when it melts, add the aloe vera, water, honey, and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients and remove it from the heat. Beat everything with the mixer and add the moisturizer.

When everything is integrated, pour into a bowl and keep in the fridge until it thickens a little.

lip balm with beeswax

How to Make Lip Balm with Beeswax

You can also make your own lip balm with beeswax to moisturize your lips at any time and prevent them from drying out and cracking easily.

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons of Beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • 1/2 small spoonful of Almond oil

First, melt the beeswax in the bain-marie. Then, add the honey and stir both ingredients as you add them. Now add the almond oil and mix again for a few seconds. Pour the mixture into a small bowl and let it solidify for a few hours. When it’s solid, you can use it as a lip balm.


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Sources

  • https://ibra.org.uk/bee-products-and-their-potential-use-in-modern-medicine
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7036894/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5487425/
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242141663_Beeswax_Uses_and_Trade
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The information from this article is not entirely medical-grade level and should not be treated as a substitute for medical advice from your doctor. No one will know you, your medical history, the meds you’ve taken or are taking, your sensitivities and drug interactions, allergic reactions, and your lifestyle, but your doctor does.

Virginia Decker

Virginia Decker

Virginia Decker is one of the most experienced members of our team. With over 20 years of practice in the skincare field, she always shares the best and most transparent information to our community.
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