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How to Skip the Snails & Still Do Your Skin a Favor


snailThe latest weird beauty thing to make news is the snail facial. Nope, that is not a typo. A snail facial is pretty much what it sounds like. People are paying other people to put slimy snails on their faces in hopes of achieving prettier skin. While we’re all for hearing about new cosmetic treatments for sun damaged skin, this one seems like a bit sketchy. Lucky for all of us there are much less creepy ways to treat sun damage and signs of aging. And – bonus – they actually work.

Fraxel® Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Lasers may not be able to solve all the world’s problems, but they are really effective at erasing sun damage and rejuvenating your skin. Just don’t go to some back alley laser treatment place. Stick to medical spas run by actual plastic surgeons to be sure you’re not going to be the next cautionary tale.

Chemical Peels

What’s the difference between getting a chemical peel and putting random snail slime on your face? Chemical peels are formulated by experts using legitimate, tested skin care ingredients to treat your specific concerns. Snail slime is, well, none of those things. 

If you really want to put snails on your face we won’t judge, but don’t expect your skin to look better afterward.

If you’re stressing about sun damage, talk to a plastic surgeon who offers skin rejuvenation and find out which treatments will best address your concerns. If he or she suggests anything involving snails, though, get a second opinion.

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