Slugging Trend for Complete Skin Hydration, Who Need To Try It or Skip It?

 Slugging Trend for Complete Skin Hydration

Slugging skincare is a top trending Korean beauty technique that keeps your skin well hydrated by sealing it’s moisture. To slugging, apply a thin layer of Vaseline or petrolatum jelly on your clean face before sleeping, and wash it off with cold water in the morning. Vaseline keeps the skin moisturise for a long time. Slugging Trend for Complete Skin Hydration, Who Need To Try It or Skip It?

For people with extremely dry skin, signs of ageing, wrinkles, slugging can help retain moisture and radiance in the skin.

The Right Way To Do Slugging

The slugging should be done before bedtime to keep the skin hydrated and super glowing.  The Right Way To Do Slugging

Remove All Makeup

To begin, wash your face and remove all dirt; make sure that there should be no makeup on your face. It is best to use a gentle cleanser to remove traces of makeup from your face. You can use oil-based cleansing lotion to remove heavy makeup like lipstick, eyeliner and waterproof mascara.

Use Toner

Toning gets rid of remaining makeup and as well as tightening pores. Using alcohol-free toner is the best alternative for oily skin.

Apply moisturiser or Serum (Optional)

Although serum or moisturizer is not necessary, if you go for it then it’s better to apply a gentle moisturizer or serum all over your face and let it on for at least a few minutes to allow it to absorb into your skin properly.

Apply Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline

Apply a thin coating of petroleum jelly all over your face and leave it on overnight. When you get up in the morning, wash your face with cold water for radiant, glass-like skin. Apply Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline

 Do not wash your face with a face wash. Keep in mind that always apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to avoid clogging your pores.

Who needs to Follow Slugging Skincare Routine?

 Dry Skin

The slugging technique should be used by those who have excessively dry skin.

If your skin is prone to drying out fast, slugging may help restore lost moisture and makes with smooth, bright skin.

 In winter, slugging can be used by both normal to dry skin people. If you are living in an icy  or cold atmosphere then you must do slugging.

 Mature Skin

With ageing, the skin becomes dry and breakout its outer layer, slugging can be used as part of a night time regimen for those with older skin, and it can help to seal the moisture by increasing skin hydration. It will also aid in healing the dry and peeling skin.

It forms a protective barrier on your skin, protecting it from further damage.

Inflammatory Skin Conditions 

If you have inflammatory skin conditions such as dull, damage, or flaking skin, a regular slugging might assist speed up the healing process and restore moisture to your skin. But it is essential to apply nourishing or a deep moisturiser on your face before coating a layer of petroleum jelly.  

Who Shouldn’t Try Slugging

  • According to dermatologists, those with oily, blackheads, acne-prone skin should avoid slugging, as it may worsen their breakouts.
  • If you have any fungal infection on your skin, then do not do slugging.
  • Slugging is not recommending for those people who tend to be allergic as it may trigger an allergic reaction.

Priya Singha
Priya Singha: Priya is a freelance writer with an experience of 4+ years of her writing career. She pursued her Masters from DDU, Gorakhpur. She is very passionate about writing and is fond of writing short articles and blogs. She even has worked for several companies. Writing articles in the field of Health & Fitness, Beauty, Home Remedies and Travel are some of her most interested topics and brings out the best in her.