Bee Your Best

What’s the hottest, strangest new beauty ingredient? Bee venom. Apitherapy creams contain bee-created honey, wax, organic oils . . . and the venom from thousands of bee stingers. The venom is purported to stimulate collagen growth and cell renewal, but there’s no clinical evidence yet to support this.

Blondes have more hair

According to researchers, blondes scalps have the most hairs, with an average of 130,000. Brunettes have about 110,000. While redheads typically have just 90,000, their individual strands are usually thicker than blondes.

According to the International Dermal Institute, the average man will shave 20,000 times in his lifetime.

Just the Facts: Men and Grooming

According to market research from The NPD Group, Inc., more than 90 percent of men use some sort of grooming product.

MarketResearch.com estimates the global market for male-specific grooming products will grow to $28 billion by 2014.

According to Euromonitor International, the top-selling men’s grooming products are razors and deodorant.

Myth: Sunscreen can be sweat-proof

There’s no such thing as a sweat-proof UV blocker. Even the most liquid-resistant sunscreen can be washed off by immersion in water or heavy perspiration during exercise. Products labeled water-resistant are effective for up to 40 minutes of water or sweat exposure, while lotions labeled very water-resistant can handle up to 80 minutes soaked with sweat or water. After that, reapply or risk skin damage.