Social media- TikTok, in particular, has played a major role in how people do their skin care. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of slugging and the wonders it does for the skin.
What is Slugging?
Slugging is named after the slimy mucus trail that snails and slugs leave behind as they move. Essentially, slugging is when you slather your face in petroleum jelly overnight. Aside from giving you a glowing appearance, slugging forms a protective barrier, which helps seal in hydration and keeps your skin from drying out. Slugging is a great way of preventing transepidermal water loss and repairing any damage caused by dehydration.
Despite the various benefits of slugging, some have shied away from trying this skincare trend because they dislike the sticky, greasy residue that petroleum jelly leaves. People with acne-prone or oily skin have also stayed away from slugging because it can clog their pores and cause more acne. If you want to try slugging, but using petroleum jelly is an absolute “no” for you, here are some alternative products you can use:
The Rovectin Cica Care Balm is the perfect alternative for those with acne-prone or oily skin. The Cica Care Balm gently heals and hydrates the skin’s deepest layers, while targeting problem areas like hyperpigmentation and scars. This balm is soothing and revitalizing towards sensitive and irritated skin that has been damaged by common conditions, including hormonal breakouts, age, and rosacea. Apply a thin layer at night to get that slugging effect without the fear of clogged pores!
This product can also be found in our Soothing Kit, along with two full-sized products to help calm and soothe irritated skin!
The real barrier extreme cream is a thick, rich moisturizer that is great for all skin types, especially those with very dry, sensitive skin or who struggle with skin conditions like Eczema. This cream is packed with ceramides and hydrating ingredients. The Biome Peptide and Aquaseal ingredients strengthen the skin moisture barrier and prevent moisture loss. The best part is it's fast-absorbing and doesn't feel sticky or heavy on the skin. This is an amazing option for those who love the benefits of slugging, but hate slathering their face in petroleum jelly.
Find this product, along with two full-sized products in our Well-Aging Kit! This kit is perfect for kick-starting your anti-aging regimen.
The Huxley Secret of Sahara Sleep Mask; Good Night is an ultra-nourishing sleeping mask that replenishes moisture throughout the night and energizes the skin. This hydrating mask is not sticky and helps replace lost moisture overnight. It contains Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, and Centella Asiatica to moisturizer and soothe the skin. This product takes slugging to another level and really ensures your skin gets the most benefits.
You can also find this face mask in our Hydrating Kit! The kit is centered around products that provide ultimate hydration!
These products do an amazing job at creating a barrier on your skin that protects, repairs, and locks in moisture. You still get all the benefits of slugging, but without having to use petroleum jelly! Will you be trying slugging?
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