Skincare trends have risen in popularity since the beginning of quarantine in 2020. TikTok has especially influenced unique skincare trends that many people never heard of before seeing it on the app.
What is slugging?
One TikTok skincare trend that has risen fame recently is slugging. This trend has nothing to do with slugs or snails but does involve putting on a slime-like substance on your face that does remind you of slimes.
Slugging requires you to do your whole nighttime skincare routine, then apply petroleum jelly to your face to lock in the moisture and ingredients from your skincare. Slugging only needs to be done at night and kept on while you sleep. Then in the morning, you just need to wash your face with a cleanser and continue with your normal routine.
What are the benefits of slugging?
Slugging is supposed to help moisturize your skin and achieve a dewy look. Slugging can be particularly beneficial in the winter time, when skin tends to be on the drier side.
My experience slugging
I was a little worried slugging would clog my pores and cause more harm than good. However, I was surprised to wake up to the softest skin I have ever had after one night of slugging..
I enjoyed my glowy skin in the morning, and won’t lie – I sometimes didn’t cleanse my face in the morning to remove the jelly because I thought it looked really nice. I love makeup and can say that slugging did not change how my makeup applied but did give me a natural highlight look.
However, there were a couple of things that annoyed me about slugging. For instance, I hated how my face constantly stuck to my pillow and made my pillowcase feel sticky.
Another issue I had with slugging – which you may not happen if you don’t have pets – is having cat hair stuck to my face whenever I applied the jelly because my cat would be near me.
Slugging was not a major commitment to my skincare and was honestly pretty low maintenance since I didn’t need to buy an expensive skincare product to achieve a dewy look.
I would definitely recommend slugging to people who want their skin to feel softer and glowy. If that’s you, o hurry up and go buy petroleum jelly to start your slugging journey!
Featured Image by Talisa Trevino