What Is Slugging? 🤔 🐌
Another day, another skin care trend taking over social! Let's discuss! 🧐
Slugging is the application of petroleum jelly, oil or other heavy emollient as the last step in your evening skincare routine. The practice's name comes from the gooey substance a slug leaves behind. 🐌
Slugging adherents swear by its uncanny ability to lock-in the benefits of previously applied treatments, serums and moisturizers.
If this trend doesn't seem new to you...it isn't. "Going to bed greasy" has been a thing for a very long time in the Black skincare community (Gabrielle Union was even caught on Snapchat by Dwayne Wade back in 2016 doused in oil at bedtime!)
The good? 👀 Petroleum jelly is renowned for its superior occlusive properties that prevent skin moisture loss. The potentially not so good? 👀 People with oily, acne-prone skin may find that consistent use leads to clogged pores. As with all skin care trends, your mileage may vary! 💕💕