Ok, so why is it that the next big thing in beauty treatments and anti-aging is always something grosser than the last? First it's vampire facials, then bird poop treatments and now, Snail Slime Facials. Apparently the mucus from snails has healing properties that have been shown to reverse the signs of sun damage, which is the main cause of aging. Proponents claim the mucus contain powerful antioxidants and hyularonic acid, which helps skin retain moisture, soothe inflammation and remove dead skin cells.
This new spa treatment actually involves placing live snails on your face and letting them cruise around leaving a layer of slime in their wake. Yummy! In Tokyo, where the treatment is common, people have seen major improvements in skin damaged by harmful UV rays. But if snail slime grosses you out ... you might just want to stick with wearing sunscreen every day. (Gloss)