New Facial Treatment Trend Lets Snails Crawl On Your Face

(Photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

50 Shades of Cray 7-15-13

Oh, the lengths we will go to be beautiful! We have spread mud on our faces, injected toxic diseases into our wrinkles, and done crazy assortments of other weird treatments in order to stave off the effects of time. Now, the clever Japanese have come up with a new treatment that will reverse the signs of aging at a snail’s pace by letting snails pace back and forth on your face.

Huff Post reports that the new facial treatment involves letting snails crawl on your face and secrete mucus that will help you look younger. Admittedly, it factors high on the creepy-crawly scale of weird, but you’ve got to wonder what’s in a snail’s slime trail that the Japanese are finding so beneficial.

According to Huff Post, “the secreted snail mucus is key to the facial, as it reportedly contains a beauty-boosting cocktail of proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, which help skin retain moisture, reduce inflammation and remove dead skin.”

Doesn’t that make you want to escargo out to the garden and find a snail friend to give yourself a facial?


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