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10 WTF beauty rituals women claim are worth the 'ick' factor

Sonja Holbrook is a regular columnist on who enjoys writing about topics like men and dating.

Bizarre beauty treatments that people actually swear by

For centuries, women have been committing acts of medieval torture on themselves just to look, seem, smell or even just feel more beautiful. Here are the 10 biggest OMG WTF beauty rituals you might not know about... (and if you have tried one of them, tell us all about it because we haven't found anyone brave enough to try them yet!)

7. Snail Cream


The mucus secreted by land snails has a powerful antioxidant that protects them from an atmosphere full of oxygen radicals. It also cushions the road as they forage across the sidewalk, so naturally if it works for them, it must work for us, right? Right.

Snail serum has been clinically proven to help maintain the skin, as well as improve cell function. Additionally, it helps avoid excess or abnormal scars, including acne scarring. It also counteracts sun damage, prevents premature skin aging and wrinkles and accelerates the renewal of damaged tissues.

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