Many people would say that we live in a beauty obsessed culture and we will do anything in order to look better. People in the past have gone to pretty EXTREME measures in the name of beauty.
As we all know, cleaning the feet by dipping your feet in a water of swimming fishes has become a commonplace, a new trend in Japan called Snail Facial Massage is the SLIMIEST!
This facial massage, which was born in a beauty salon in Tokyo, is applied directly onto the skin of snails, whose slow movements will massage your face gently. The snail slime is apparently a very good for the skin and helps cells to regenerate.
The slime that snails leave behind when they crawl over a surface removes dead skin cells, relieves sunburn pain, and moisturizes skin. Snail slime is also believed to have anti-ageing effects and has already been incorporated into beauty products.
This new treatment involves having people endure five minutes of snails crawling all over their face. While that seems gross, the benefits are actually pretty amazing.
According to Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetics and clinical research in dermatology at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital,
Snail slime is indeed rich in antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, which can help plump the skin, said . But there are countless hyaluronic acid serums and moisturizers, including snail creams,commercially available that can provide similar benefits.”
This beauty regimen comes in cheap! For only $106 you too can have the ‘SLIMY’ treatment in Japan. If you’re looking for a new, radical way to get your skin feeling better, these snails can certainly point you in the right direction. You’ll just have to live with the fact that you let snails crawl all over your face for a period of time, okay?!
The snails on your face feel a little ticklish at first, but they gradually start to stick onto your skin and after a while, they feel nice and cool on your face.
However, the issue here is that, would you let live snails crawl around your face in the hopes of achieving a softer, smoother and more youthful-looking appearance?
Naah! I doubt about it! It’s TOO SLIMY, to handle!