Slugging has become a popular method to seal moisture on your face while sleeping. Although there are many benefits from slugging, some of the benefits include helping your skincare products sink into your skin deeper, keeping your skin soft and plump, repairing your skin barrier, and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This method is an incredibly excellent method for dry skin types! However, those with oily or acne-prone skin should be careful if they want to try slugging out. It could cause their skin to break out, and the best way to try it out is to conduct a patch test on a small area of your face before full application of the petroleum product.
Below we'll talk about the five steps to slug correctly!
Step 1: Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser
Cleanse your face at night with a gentle cleanser and use lukewarm water to wash it off. Don't rub and tug on your skin, but pat your skin dry with a towel. If you're wearing makeup, you want to double cleanse your face with cleansing oil and then use a water-based gentle cleanser afterward.
Step 2: Apply a hydrating serum
Choose a hydrating serum with a lightweight texture and put a couple of drops into your hands and then pat it into your skin! Using a hydrating serum will help to boost even more moisture to your skin! We recommend using a hyaluronic acid serum and using it on damp skin rather than dry skin.
Step 3: Apply an eye cream
Applying excellent eye cream is essential to avoid those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Also, using a great eye cream can reduce the appearance of dark circles, which will brighten your entire complexion! Use a small amount of eye cream and pat it in circular motions into your delicate eye area.
Step 4: Use a moisturizing cream
Using a moisturizer can be optional before you slug, but we recommend using a great moisturizer to seal in your serum! Use your favorite hydrating moisturizer, and if you have dry skin, use a moisturizer with a creamy texture. If you have combo or oily skin, use a lightweight gel or lotion texture.
Step 5: Finish off with a thin layer of Vaseline petroleum jelly or Aquaphor healing ointment
Finally, you can use either petroleum jelly or other slugging substitutes on top of your moisturizer! It's best not to overdo it; use a thin layer and evenly spread it across your face! Now it's time to go to bed and wake up with glowing, healthy, and hydrated skin!
Have you tried slugging? If so, how did you like it? Let us know in the comments below!