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Slowly does it...Snail secretion might not seem like an obvious thing to rub into your skin, but this unusual ingredient can help to keep the complexion clear - as well as improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Sounds like slime is the new sublime...
Always ones to make do and mend, snails secrete a special substance to help repair any cracks or lesions in their shells. Now, beauty experts have discovered that this regenerative goo can also help to repair human skin – a pretty impressive idea, even if it does make us feel just a little bit squeamish.
Does the thought of snails make you shudder? Don’t worry – you won’t have to come into contact with the creatures during treatment. Your facial will be carried out using a specially developed luxury cream or serum containing snail secretions, leaving your skin smooth and soft. Probably best to leave this one to the experts – DIY attempts could become rather messy...
If you are looking to open up your pores, stimulate collagen production or treat dry skin, this slimy treatment could be just the thing. Due to the regenerative properties of the snail secretions, this type of facial can also be particularly beneficial for those with scars and lesions – great news if your blemishes are giving you the blues.
The antimicrobial properties of snail secretion protects our shelled friends from bacteria, meaning that they never suffer from skin infections.
A juvenile snail can repair the inside of its shell in 2-3 weeks, whilst an adult snail takes 6 weeks to fully fix any scrapes or dents.