Snail slime as moisturizer? Don’t sleep on this skincare hack



One important beauty hack you should not be sleeping on is snail slime. Snails excrete slime to help them move and protect them from harmful things in the environment.

Hippocrates is said to have used crushed snail shells as an ointment to alleviate inflammation in ancient Greece circa 400 B.C.

According to the Associated Press, Chilean snail farm employees started noticing their hands were softer and smoother after handling the snails in the 1980s.

Snail mucin first appeared in Korean beauty products in the early 2000s. As the Korean beauty industry expanded internationally, it also gained popularity in the West.

Snail mucin is rich in nutrients like hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, antibacterial and copper peptides, and proteoglycans.

If you have issues with acne and acne scars on your face then you need to use snail mucin. If parts of your face are dark and others then you need to use it to even out your complexion.

Antimicrobial peptides have been shown to help heal hyperpigmentation and minimize acne, and hyaluronic acid aids in the anti-ageing process by hydrating the skin.

Your skin needs to be fed with enough moisture so it can glow and shine. If you want to have shiny, smooth skin, then you need to use snail mucin.

Studies have shown that they aid in restoring hydration.

It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. It has anti-ageing qualities that would clear out lines and wrinkles in no time.

Snail mucin is usually used as a moisturizer or an ingredient found in products, but it is usually not a very cheap product.

Plus, this doesn’t mean you should pick up any snail and use its slime. It often needs to be pasteurized first.

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