What is Slugging? | Skin care trends | 2022

in , by Aleithia :), April 04, 2022


Hey friends! Welcome back to my blog. In today’s post we’re talking about Slugging. You may have seen this skin care term some where online.. like Tik Tok! And you were probably wondering that the heck is that??? Let’s jump right in. 

Slugging is a term that has emerged from Korean Beauty. It includes adding Vaseline / Petroleaum Jelly as the last step in your skin care routine to treat the skin and prevent Transepidermal Water Loss (TWL) to maintain hydration in the skin and overall skin health. 

What is Transepidermal Water Loss?? It is the amount of water that evaporates through the skin barrier. When the skin’s barrier is damaged or not working properly this allows excess moisture to leave the skin much faster causing dry skin, dehydrated skin, irritations, flakiness, tight feeling skin, and even breakouts.. eventually. 

You might be thinking, “so my moisturizer is no longer enough?” 

Moisturizers help to reduce Transepidermal water loss by providing water to the skin as well as protection. But naturally some of this water naturally evaporates from the top layer of the skin. This is why it is important to keep the skin balanced and the moisture barrier healthy because your skin will retain more water and will result in healthier skin. 

Applying products like Aquaphor, Vaseline, etc, as the very last step in your night time routine help to lock in the moisture in the skin. This is especially beneficial for dry skin but can also be great for all skin types in helping to keep it balanced and breakouts at bay. The trick is to only do this step at NIGHT and to be sure to cleanse the skin on the face thoroughly in the morning. 

I just started Slugging at night and I wake up to very hydrated supple skin. YAY! I use the Aquaphor Healing Ointment and it can be found at any drugstore/Target/Walmart/etc. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Leave any questions, comments.

Your Skin Therapist,

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