Slugging - What is it and Should you try it ?

There is a new skincare trend in social media called "Slugging" that's all over the internet right now. So, have you tried it or are you wondering to learn more about it before giving it a try ? 

You've come to the right place. Keep reading to find out whether this would work for your skin or not. 

Slugging is basically the process of slathering your face with a thick occlusive layer of product as a last step in their routine, influencers seem to be using vaseline a.k.a petroleum jelly to Slug. They claim to get a gorgeous glow after keeping it overnight. 

How exactly does Slugging work ? 

On a clean face, you can proceed with your nighttime skincare routine avoiding any AHA's or BHA's or retinols when you plan to Slug and just use a product with occlusive properties as the last step atleast 30 minutes before going to bed.

This essentially will help prevent any water loss throughout the night and products applied under the occlusive layer will penetrate deeper giving your skin better results in terms of adding moisture, preventing dryness, dehydration and can help boost skin damage repair. 

Experts don't recommend slugging for oily, acne prone or infected skin as it can cause irritation and aggravate the skin further. However, for dry skin types slugging can be an absolute boon to prevent Trans-epidermal water loss. 

We think that slugging can be amazing however instead of using the petroleum derivative which will not give any benefits by itself, we recommend products with natural occlusives to get the dual benefits of slugging as well as nutrient dense butters and oils. 

Some examples of Ingredients that have occlusive properties naturally - Cocoa butter, beeswax, Argan oil, jojoba oil, squalene. Moreover, natural oils like squalene and butters like sal and kokum can even be used on oily skin types without the chance of breakouts or irritation. 

Something like our Rose Otto Pressed Serum Salve is the perfect product to use every night as a last step to get the benefits of slugging as well as ingredients like Sal butter, kokum butter, jojoba oil, and hemp seed oil and will suit all skin types.





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