It’s fair to say that for many of us, getting gorgeous, gloriously glowing skin is at the top of our skin goals list. Walking around in soft-to-the-touch, hydrated skin that shimmers with confidence, making you feel unstoppable, is the perfect way to take on any day.

Fortunately, these days, staying in the know about the ultimate skin solutions to suit your skin needs and goals, is no longer dependent on somebody sharing their best-kept beauty secrets. Thanks to the internet, we now have access to an endless number of resources, some good and some not so great, with tips and tricks to help you get the skin of your dreams.

We know, though, that you don’t have the time to test out all the tips and products on offer in an attempt to find something that will finally work for you. Thanks to Vaseline, you won't have to, because we’re sharing a trending skin care treatment that’s sure to help you unlock soft, smooth, moisturised skin with a lustrous glow – slugging. Read on as we unpack the basics and benefits of slugging your face.

What is Slugging?

Slugging is a self-care and skin care solution that is certainly worth the hype. It is a process that involves applying a thin layer of an occlusive agent, like Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, over your skin as the last step in your night-time skin care routine.

If you’re still wondering, ‘is slugging actually good for your skin?’, the answer is yes, thanks to the protective layer the petroleum jelly forms over your skin, to protect and hydrate it as you sleep. So slugging helps to make the skin of your dreams a reality, as a beauty treatment that literally promotes beauty sleep!

What does slugging do for your face?

Slugging is a skin care practice that offers a number of benefits to skin, especially if you’re dealing with dry skin. Essentially, when you slug, you coat your face in an occlusive such as our Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly. An occlusive is a moisturising agent that forms a protective barrier on the skin, to lock in moisture and prevent water loss.

The 3 main benefits of slugging with Vaseline are:

1. Locks in Moisture and Prevents Water Loss

Slugging is the ideal solution for dry skin because of how Vaseline locks in moisture to help replenish and restore dry skin and prevent water loss. But that’s not all, because while the Vaseline jelly works to seal moisture into skin, it also locks in all the other beauty products from your night-time routine. Which can help your beauty products to work more effectively.

Top tip: Remember, slugging isn’t a substitute for moisturising. It simply helps to lock the moisture in. So be sure to slug only after moisturising.

2. It helps skin to heal

Vaseline jelly works to trap moisture into the skin, which helps to keep skin moist, helping it to heal faster. So, slugging helps skin to heal by creating a moist environment that allows your skin barrier to slowly repair itself overnight, while you rest. Allowing you to wake up to soft, smooth, glowing skin.

Top tip: While slugging is amazing for dry skin, if your skin is acne-prone, give slugging a skip as the occlusive properties of Vaseline can irritate hair follicles and trigger a breakout.

3. Helps to improve overall skin health

As slugging helps to seal in moisture, enables your skin barrier to repair itself, and gives your other beauty products more time to nourish your skin, it helps to keep your skin healthy and moisturised. The protective layer the Vaseline forms helps to protect your skin from harmful external elements to keep your skin at its healthy-looking, beautiful best.

Slugging is a sensational skin treatment that helps restore, relieve and nourish dry skin, while you get some precious shut-eye, so that you can wake up to gorgeous, glowing, moisturised skin. With all the benefits of slugging with Vaseline, this is one trend you don’t want to miss out on! So visit Vaseline today to take your skin care to the next level.

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