Heard of Slugging Skincare on Tiktok?
Well, this is nothing new in the world of Korean skincare.
Slugging skincare has been a must skincare method used in South Korea in many forms. In Western Society, a single form of slugging has been adopted, becoming a viral skincare trend on platforms such as Tiktok.
Before we hop into how to do slugging skincare, let's first take a look at what exactly slugging is, the two forms of slugging, the benefits, and the slugging skincare you can try that will work for every skin type.
What is slugging?
Slugging is a Korean skincare technique that has been a popular method to use in an evening skincare routine to help seal in skincare, preventing trans-epidermal moisture loss.
This skincare method amplifies the effects of your skincare routine, resulting in waking in the morning with more plump, bouncy, dewy, healthy-looking skin.
How to do skin slugging?
There are two methods to slugging, the most popular one being the most viral.
Slugging 1: Using Vaseline (petroleum jelly) as the final step of your evening skincare routine.
Petroleum jelly is a sealing agent. It acts as a barrier that traps in moisture, keeping the skin moist throughout the duration it is on the skin.
Slugging 2: Using a layering method or multiple creams as the final step of your evening skincare routine.
This method not only helps lock in moisture but also delivers the benefits of whatever product you choose to use as your "slugging" step. This method of slugging is the most commonly used in South Korean beauty routines.
What slugging routine is right for me?
The answer to that starts with your skin type and concerns.
Slugging using vaseline petroleum jelly is ideal for those with dry, aging & dehydrated skin. Since vaseline is very thick and comedogenic, it is not ideal for those who suffer from skin congestion and acne.
Slugging using the layer method is ideal for all skin types, especially those with congested skin and who are acne prone. The benefit of this more widely used slugging skincare method is that it is customizable and not limited to simply "sealing" in moisture.
Slugging skincare routine
Like most Korean skincare routines, a slugging skincare routine using skincare products other than vaseline is what we love most.
Here is a slugging skincare routine designed to target clogged pores and acne while still enjoying the deep hydration, moisture, and repairing benefits of slugging.
Step 1: Cleansing
In the K Beauty world, a two-step cleansing routine is the ultimate way to remove makeup, spf, dirt and excess oil from the pores.
Use a oil-based cleanser such as the I'm From Fig Cleansing Balm. Massage over dry uncleased skin to melt and lift makeup from the pores. Rinse away with lukewarm water and a wash cloth.
Take a foam cleanser such as the Nacific Fresh Herb Origin Cleansing Foam to perfect wash away any excess oil that may be remaining in the pores.
Step 2: Tone & Treat
Use a skin freshening toner or essence to prep the skin for your routine. If you suffer from sensitive skin, the I'm From Mugwort Essence is our top choice to instantly calm and soothe irritable skin.
This essence for sensitive skin is made with 100% mugwort, which is a popular herb traditionally used in South Korea for the treatment of inflammation, irritation and redness in the skin along with other skin ailments.
Step 3: Serum
To help reduce inflammation and repair the skin, use a calming, repairing serum such as the Nacific Fresh Cica Plus Clear Serum.
This K Beauty serum contains a cica complex of natural herbs, hydrators and repairing ingredients to help restore the skin's protective barrier. This formula helps restore sensitive skin that also suffers from acne.
Step 4: Treatment layer
To help manage a congested acne prone skin type, it's important to include a product that carters to managing the pores. The Nacific Pink AHA BHA Cream is a gel based cream that contains a dual-acid formula targeting to improve the surface texture of the and the deeper parts of the pores to help unclog skin congestion while regulating oil production.
Step 5: Night Cream
Before the slugging step, use your night cream of choice. For us, we love the Nacific Fresh Herb Origin Cream.
This moisturizing cream uses a natural herbal formula of calming and repairing properties to not only soothe irritable skin but also offer gentle anti aging benefits to keep skin looking healthy and youthful.
Step 6: Slugging skincare
For the slugging step, use a thick rich cream that has a moist oil based formula to act as the "sealing" agent to your slugging skincare routine. We love the I'm From Honey Glow Cream for this step.
This anti aging night cream is loaded with repairing and restorative ingredient from honey including pure honey extract and royal jelly.With the natural anti bacterial benefits of honey, this cream not only helps fight the signs of aging but also helps prevent the formation of acne.
This slugging skincare routine will have you waking up in the morning with the best glowing skin of your life without clogging the pores!
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