Skin care routines are more than just a gateway to beautiful, healthy-looking skin: they arm you with a glow of confidence and self-care. So, what if we told you there was a way to strengthen the impact of the skin care regimen many swear by with just one extra step? Slugging with Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly may be the answer you’re looking for!
Here is everything you need to know about what exactly slugging is in terms of skin care, and how to incorporate it into your weekly routine.
What is slugging?
A lesser-known beauty treatment involves putting snails on your face. As they move around, they leave a trail of mucus that treats the skin, giving it a refreshing glow. Now, the slugging we are talking about does not involve snails, but the basic idea is not far off.
Slugging is the process of applying a thin layer of an occlusive agent, such as Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly, as the last step of your night-time skin care routine. This protective layer of petroleum jelly not only prevents the loss of moisture overnight, but also locks in all the other beauty products you have applied, helping the formulas sink deeper.
Slugging & skincare benefits
But hold on, can you put Vaseline® products on your face? The frequently asked question has a simple answer: Yes! Vaseline® products, including Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly , are absolutely safe for your skin.Vaseline® Jelly is non-comedogenic, which means it does not block or clog your pores. It has a thick texture that acts as a good barrier between your skin and external harmful elements without damaging the look of your skin. It locks the moisture in – so you can go ahead and add it as the final step in your skin routine!
So, are you ready to take your skincare game to the next level? Slugging with Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is easy, and we show how below!
How to slug your face with Vaseline?
Perfect the slugging skincare process in 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Cleanse your skin
Before you begin any skincare routine, it is very important to wash your face. Although slugging by itself does not make your skin acne-prone, unclean pores and make-up residue can result in acne or clogged pores. So, make sure your skin is super clean first!
Step 2: Follow your skin care routine
The next step is to follow your skin care routine as it is. Use a moisturising or hydrating product before slugging as Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly will lock this into your skin.
Step 3: Apply Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly
And finally, apply an even layer of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly on your face over your skin care products. If you are worried about ruining your pillow, use a towel over it to protect the pillowcase and sheets. Also, if you have long hair, fasten your hair back with a soft scrunchie to keep it away from your skin. And that is all for the night – you are all set for the well-moisturised and hydrated skin that awaits you the next morning.
Step 4: Wake up to beautiful skin
Wake up and wash off the Vaseline® Jelly with a gentle cleanser the next morning. Voila – enjoy beautiful, nourished skin!
Slugging isn’t a newly discovered phenomenon. It has been around for years. Just like Vaseline® has been aiding people around the world to moisturise the skin for years and across generations. Give it a try and share your slugging before and after results on social media with the hashtag #sluggingwithvaseline.