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Snail Therapy

Snail Therapy is an age old technique of cleansing the dead skin by letting snails crawl over the person’s face for about 5-10 minutes. Snails are believed to remove dead cells from the skin, clear the pores and reduce the signs of aging. Snails secret Slime which helps to remove old cells and heal the skin and moisturise it. By letting snails on the face a 100 percent pure snail essence can be applied directly on the skin.

It is believed that snail secreted slime has an anti-ageing effect on human skin. There are many cosmetics sold in the market which contain slime. Snail slime was traditionally used medicinally from Ancient Greece to the Middle Ages internally against gastrointestinal ulcers, and in the form of syrup, to soothe a cough.

Snail slime is commercially obtained from the common garden snail species Helix aspersa, which produces a secretion rich in proteins of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.

The secretion of the snail supposedly has a double function when applied to human skin as it stimulates the formation of collagen, elastin and dermal components that repair the signs of photoaging and minimizes the damage generated by free radicals that are responsible for premature skin aging.

Snail slime varies in appearance and quality of according to the environmental conditions, season, and food sources used by the snails. These factors supposedly determine the quality of the slime and, therefore the properties of a product made with it.

Snail Slime is said to cure acne, wrinkles, whitening and scars. Usage if snail slime is sometimes referred as slime therapy.

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