10 Extraordinary Trends That Will Make You Rethink What Beauty Is
Although many cultures value a thin physique as being beautiful, this is not the case for women in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this region, women who are plump or overweight (even obese) are considered physically attractive. Being overweight is viewed as a symbol of sexual beauty as well as economic status and social standing. Such a viewpoint rests on the fact that many women and children, in particular, of Sub-Saharan Africa are devastated by chronic malnutrition due to poor economic standing. This means the bigger the woman, the more financially stable and healthy she is perceived to be.
A spa in Tokyo has taken the traditional spa facial to a new level. The Ci:z.Labo Clinical Salon started a “snail facial” clinic in which actual snails are placed on the faces of willing clients. The snails move their way across clients’ faces, leaving a trail of their slimy mucus. The snail slime reportedly contains proteins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid, which moisturizes the skin, reduces inflammation, and gets rid of dead skin cells.