The EW Factor — Disgusting Spa Treatments
So, you’d like to rub fecal matter of ferrets mixed with the mucus of goldfish on my face? And you’d like me to pay for this? Do goldfish even have mucus? Are you insane?
Wait, what? Courtney Cox does it?
It’ll make me look a decade younger?
Where do I find these disgusting spa treatments and these congested fish?
Yes, in this, the second installment of my new “Gen Xers Who Hate the Effects of Aging Series” I ask if we are bat shit crazy enough to consider disgusting spa treatments like putting bat shit on our faces???
Just how desperate are we? I can only answer for myself and that answer is “a lot” — I am a lot desperate. And you? Would you? Have you? Will you?
Snail Slime Facial
The use of snail mucus to heal dates back to ancient Greece. Why? Snail mucus contains large amounts of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and growth factor. It is said to accelerate the recovery process, leave skin glowing and boost collagen. Currently, in parts of Asia, snail therapy involves snails being placed on the face and allowed to “slime” you as mosey around your mug. In the US, so far, I could only find snail mucus masks sans snails.
Where: Thailand, Japan … in the US EscarGlow facial (microneedling snail combo) is offered at plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman’s offices in New York