Right when you thought K-beauty had revealed all of its skincare secrets, a new one has made its way to the forefront. Slugging skincare became famous on TikTok, but thankfully, it has got nothing to do with slugs — you won’t have to put any crawling slugs on your face to get glowing skin.
So then what is the slugging skin trend all about, you ask? We’ll tell you about all the benefits of this skin trend in this article. Scroll down to read all about it.
What is slugging skincare?
Slugging is a skincare technique that involves applying a generous layer of petroleum jelly or Vaseline on your face as the final step in your skincare routine. Koreans believe this helps lock skincare products into the skin overnight. Some experts believe this could be beneficial for dry and sensitive skin types, especially during the colder months. While petroleum jelly is known for soothing the skin and accelerating wound healing, it can also act as a protective barrier on the skin.
Benefits of slugging
There is only one goal of this skin trend - hydration. If super hydrated, baby soft skin is your goal; then you may benefit from this trend. It repairs your skin’s natural lipid barrier, thereby preventing moisture loss. When the lipid barrier is strengthened, the overall texture and look of your skin improve drastically. While petroleum jelly is not comedogenic, some skincare experts advise against the use of slugging to those with acne-prone skin.
How to slug your face?
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If you want to try this skincare trend to get glowing and hydrated skin, here is the right way to slug your face. Do this at night time before hitting the sheets, for best results:
Step #1: Begin by cleansing your skin with a face wash suitable for your skin type.
Step #2: Next, apply your serum and give it a minute or two to absorb.
Step #3: Follow it up with night cream or moisturiser, and lastly, apply a thick, even layer of the Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly on your face.
Your skin will look slimy and shiny, let the process of slugging begin! In the morning, wash off with a cleanser.