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What is Slugging? And Other Skincare Trends with E! News

Well, it’s not new but seems to be a hot trend these days, with everyone from TikTok demo-ing it.  So what is “slugging?” Should you try it?

E! news talked to dermatologists such as Dr. Green who was quoted in the article called What the Heck Is Slugging? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About The Viral K-Beauty Skincare Trend and mentioned that “Slugging refers to a skincare step that consists of applying a petroleum-based moisturizer or emollient like Vaseline or Aquaphor to the face as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine,” and that “the goal of slugging is to seal in moisture and skincare products, like serums, overnight. Unlike lotions, which absorb right into the skin to deliver hydrating benefits, petrolatum was made to prevent water loss by acting as a barrier.”

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So this can work as part of the night-time routine for your skin, in fact it was also mentioned here at “The Best Skincare Products To Add to Your Nighttime Routine, Based on Your Skin Type” where Dr. Michele Green recommends various beauty products.

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