In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, a customer receives a beauty treatment with snails at a snail farm in Chiang Mai province, northern of Thailand. This latest addition to the global beauty and wellness craze - snail facials - should surface in the hills of the area is only natural. This Southeast Asian country ranks among the world’s top spa destinations, with massage treatments of every description offered around just about every corner. (AP Photo/Denis Gray)
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4 Reasons Why You Should Use Snail Slime For Your Skin

If you know you’ll do anything to get that smooth, glowing and desirable skin that people will love on you, then this is for you.

Snails are mostly used as food because of their nutrients as safe white meat but before you wash that slime off the snail, you’ll be surprised at the wonders it will do to your face and skin.

Snail slime, otherwise known as snail secretion filtrate (SSF) or snail mucin is naturally created by snails to protect, renew and restore themselves.

It has fast become a popular ingredient in skincare offering great results when used on human skin thereby moisturizing the face and keeping it rejuvenated.

Here are some benefits of snail slime for your skin.

1. It is good for hydration

Snail slime which is 98% comprised of water is excellent for dry skin which often has wrinkles and fine lines due to dryness.

The slime is filtered multiple times to increase its concentration and ensure its purity thereby exfoliating and hydrating the face.

2. It is a protection powerhouse

Snail slime contains lots of nutrients like hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, and antimicrobial and copper peptides, all of which are commonly used in beauty products and proven to be beneficial for the skin. These elements help to protect the snail’s skin from damage, infection, dryness and UV rays.

When you use a serum that includes clinical levels of skin slime, you’re going to see a difference in the overall appearance of your skin within a few days.

3. It has anti-aging properties

When snails are put under mild stress conditions, they excrete a thick fluid as a means to protect themselves. When concentrated, this snail slime or mucin aids human skin by hydrating, preventing aging and improving wrinkles and scars.

4. It kills bacteria and blasts acne.

Snail slime is full of natural antibiotics so when using products with high concentrations of it, skin clears and remains clear with consistent use.

It also has the ability to kill bacteria that live on the skin’s surface causing acne.

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