by kate zills
Slugging is a popular skincare trend that has gained popularity in recent years, particularly in the Korean beauty industry. This skincare practice involves applying a thick layer of an occlusive product (typically a petroleum jelly like Vaseline or Aquaphor) as the last step in your skincare routine at night before going to bed. The idea behind this trend is to create a physical barrier on the skin, which helps to lock in moisture and protect skin from environmental aggressors. You'll learn all about the benefits of slugging in this blog and our recommendations on the best slugging product to try for yourself.
Locks in Moisture
One of the primary benefits of slugging is that it helps to lock in moisture. The use of an occlusive skincare product results in a barrier which prevents moisture loss. This is particularly beneficial for people with dry skin or those living in dry climates, as it helps to prevent moisture loss and keeps skin hydrated.
Soothes Skin Irritation
Slugging can also help soothe skin irritation. The occlusive layer can help to protect the skin from irritants such as pollution or harsh chemicals. It may also help to reduce inflammation and redness in sensitive skin since it is creating a physical barrier that helps to protect and restore the skin.
Slugging can also have anti-aging benefits. As we age, our skin loses its ability to retain moisture, which can lead to fine lines an wrinkles. Moisturized skin leads to plump skin and results in less apparent wrinkles.
Improves Skin Texture
Slugging can also help to improve skin texture. When the skin is well-hydrated, it looks smoother and more even. Slugging improves the appearance of skin texture by creating the appearance of illuminated skin.
Slugging is a skincare trend that has many benefits. It helps to lock in moisture, soothe skin irritation, provide anti-aging benefits, and improve skin texture. However, most of the popular products used for slugging are products that I personally do not want to apply to my face. Vaseline and Aquaphor include ingredients that are byproducts of petroleum refining that have contamination concerns. Read on to learn our recommendation for the perfect product for slugging.
So what product should I use for slugging?
We recommend using our Florence Blue Tansy Ceramide Balm as the perfect occlusive product for your slugging needs. Not only will this product provide a protective, occlusive layer, but it will also provide your skin with antioxidant-rich ingredients and additional skin-protecting ingredients like ceramides.