Things we do to stay younger. Things we will do not to age. Women will go above and beyond in this new courageous or crazy facial spa. Facial moisturizers, sunscreen, cleansing and botox is no longer enough ani-aging, anti-wrinkle facial spa. The latest treatment is a snail facial spa.
Snail facials are exactly what they sound like: applying live snails to the face. The theory behind this $250 alternative to more commonly discussed beauty treatments is that the snail's mucus contains proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, which rejuvenate the skin.
"It's about sunscreen, it's about moisturizing, it's about cleansing," he says. "And also prevention, with neurotoxins such as Botox." Snails facial pioneer Dr. Chia Chi Kao
If the idea of needles seems as unappealing as snails crawling across your face, Kao has advice for you.
"For people who don't want to use Botox or can't afford Botox, it's really just [about] taking good care of skin," he says. "Good skincare as in microdermabrasion, facials, good products -- those are very important components of looking young and staying young."