Would you ever consider skin treatments that involved putting snail cells onto your skin? The idea may seem crazy to you, but thousands of women use products that contain all sorts of strange ingredients – not least of which is snail extract. The quest for perfect skin has led to a massive industry that has no boundaries when it comes to ‘magic’ ingredients. Even rhino horn has found its way into the skin product market, leading to the very possible extinction of one of Africa’s famous Big 5 species.
Why is it that women are taking such drastic lengths when it comes to finding the perfect skin treatments that will cure aging, return their skin to perfection and give them the glow they so desperately need? And what have these women not yet discovered when it comes to treatments that actually work?
The Truth About ‘Miracle’ Skin Treatments
Along with snail gel, some of the strangest skin treatments hitting the shelves have included the following:
- Hemorrhoid cream to reduce puffiness under the eyes
- Toothpaste to clear up acne and pimples
- Caviar to tighten the skin’s appearance for firmer skin
- Synthetic snake venom to improve skin tone
- Sterilised nightingale excrement (called the Geisha Facial) to exfoliate and brighten the skin
- Wet hay to fortify immune system
- Leeches to eliminate toxins and purify the blood flow
- Chocolate to add antioxidants to the skin
- Beer to detox the skin and increase circulation
The biggest irony however is that not only do these ‘fad’ treatments involve putting potentially harmful products onto your skin – most of them do not actually give you the results they claim to offer. Skin treatments used for the outer layers of your skin are only able to penetrate these top layers. The part of your skin that is able to affect regeneration, skin tone and firmness are far deeper, and external products are not able to reach these crucial skin cells at all.
Don’t assume that cosmetic companies do not know this either – any pharmacist that has basic education in skin stem cells and biology will understand the science behind treatments for the skin. But while skin supplements have slowly been coming into the market, offering a realistic, effective approach to skincare, these products are not as easy to stock up on shelves to sell to the often unaware masses. In fact, what makes external products have such a fast shelf-life is that they often appear to give results…until they are stopped being used.
If you cringe at the thought of bird poo facials and snail slime gels, the good news is that you don’t have to go to drastic lengths to get the skin you want. A good supplement such as MIREICA contains vital ingredients that are found in plants, working from the inside to even skin tone, reduce acne, fight the signs of aging, improve your immune system, protect your skin against UV rays and keep you looking and feeling great. This type of skin treatment is also far easier to take, without having to resort to bizarre alternatives.