The snail facial is touted to be great for the skin as it's perfect for treating damaged, uneven skin, sun burn, acne amongst other conditions
Just incase you were wondering about the title of this post, we actually mean snail as in edible (insert name for snail in your indigenous language) facial.
The snail facial first started in Japan (no surprise there) and since then it's taken the beauty world by storm. It pretty much involves the use of snails on the face area as the mucus secreted on the face is believed to leave the skin looking younger and plumped up.
The snail facial is touted to be great for the skin as it's perfect for treating damaged skin, uneven skin, sun burn, acne and large pores in which case you see almost immediate results.
Too incredulous to believe? Well Pulse recently had Leslie Okoye who is the CEO of Cookie Skin over on Pulse TV Live where she demonstrated the process.
In easy steps, here's what's involved:
The snail facial is a full facial so you don't start by applying the snail first. Begin by going through the process of steaming, scrubbing and cleansing then put on a mask of papaya enzymes which is left for about 20 minutes after which you put the snail on.
Next put the snail on the face area and leave it to crawl as it extracts its slime which is a clear, odourless liquid. The slime is one of the most potent serums because it's fresh and also its a cocktail of antioxidants, AHAs, BHAs and everything your skin needs to heal and rejuvenate.
Allow the snail crawl on the face for about 20 minutes and then take it off and apply SPF sunscreen.