Does Slugging Help And Should You Do It?

What is slugging?

Slugging comes from the K-beauty world and went viral. It is a skincare practice that means applying petroleum jelly on your face. You can use this practice to moisturize and protect your face overnight. Slugging is often the last step of a night care routine. The credence is that this process helps to lock in the moisture from the other products you applied and prevent water loss from the skin. It is ideally just a process of retaining the moisture content of our skin. 

Is Slugging Useful?

As far as the benefits of this practice go, there is one ultimate goal of slugging; locking in hydration. Petroleum Jelly sits on top of the skin to insulate it and protect it from losing moisture. It is especially beneficial during the cold and less humid winter months that tend to leave your skin feeling dry and tight.

Those with acne-prone skin avoid applying petroleum jelly on the face as it could lead to breakouts as it can be congesting. Additionally, if you have oily or blemish-prone skin, you might find it to be too greasy for you. Petroleum Jelly is thick and sticky which might be uncomfortable for you if you are not used to it. However, those with dry skin might find it beneficial for keeping their skin hydrated. Petroleum Jelly helps to cure the dry scars on one's face and is highly recommended for dried and damaged skin as slugging helps to hydrate and retain moisture of the skin. 

How to add Slugging to Your Skin Care Routine?

  • Cleanse your skin
  • As with any skincare routine, it’s important to begin by washing your face. Wet your face properly and use a suitable soap or a face wash, gently apply it on your facial skin and then rinse it off with water. It is very important to cleanse your face as it removes any dirt or germs on your skin so your skin is ready and clean.

  • Apply Moisturizers
  • Next, add a layer of hydration by applying a moisturizer since moisturizing works to reduce wrinkles, firm the skin, and hydrate all in one. 

  • Layer on Petroleum Jelly 
  • Get some petroleum jelly on your fingertips and apply an even layer to your skin. We recommend you try Care Petroleum Jelly since it is specially prepared to prevent the skin from losing its moisture content. Helping it stays hydrated and protected all night. 

  • Wake up and Rinse
  • When you wake up in the morning, remove the petroleum jelly with the help of your face wash or soap and a damp cloth to reveal hydrated, glowing skin.