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Last Updated on January 17, 2022
As of July 2020, there were 4.6 billion internet users worldwide and there are probably more today; that’s 59% of the global population. Many of these people use TikTok to share more than cool dance videos. Learn more about the skin health craze called slugging and how to find demo videos on TikTok.
What Is Slugging?
Slugging is a practice designed to improve the health of your skin. It involves sealing your skin with a petroleum-based product such as Vaseline. Many practitioners leave it on overnight to wake with hydrated, glowing skin. Some influencers say it works on other parts of the body as well. So, feel free to rub a little on dry heels and elbows, and other thirsty areas of your skin.
So, is it worth it to invest in petroleum products to join this skincare craze?
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive petroleum-based products. It’s just as easy and much cheaper to get a jar of Vaseline and use it to seal in your skin’s natural moisture. Did you know that 41% of buyers surveyed never expected to suffer buyer’s remorse and 30% had a neutral attitude when making a purchase but later regretted it? So, try an affordable product to see if slugging works for you. You can always switch to fancier stuff later.
Take Care of Your Skin Now for Graceful Aging
Whether you are a man or a woman, having great skin can help you look or feel better at any age. However, the older we get, the more tender loving care our skin requires. Approximately 25% of Americans 65 years or older are projected to live well into their 90s. Therefore, it makes sense to start taking care of your skin, especially since it will mean fewer wrinkles later in life.
When Is It Time to Engage in Slugging
People use this technique to hydrate their skin any time of day. However, most videos seem to recommend wearing your slugging mask to bed. Leaving the insulating layer of petroleum-based product on your face prevents loss of moisture.
If you haven’t done so before, try slugging during the winter when your heating system and the winter weather may dry out your skin. If you have dry skin, you may want to try slugging two or three times a week to improve skin health and appearance.
Search for Slugging Videos on TikTok
Enter ‘slugging videos’ in the TikTok search bar and watch a few to see what technique others are using. You can also follow up with your dermatologist to make sure slugging or any other skincare routine won’t adversely impact your skin type.
Health Benefits of Slugging
If you feel that Vaseline is too greasy, choose a product that has petroleum jelly in it. If you aren’t sure what to look for on the label, the pharmacist can help you or you can try researching a few promising products online.
The TikTok trend tends to focus on the face but petroleum jelly may also help heal chapped, damaged skin elsewhere on your body. So, if you have a job that’s hard on your skin, this could be a good way to recover.
Here are some of the benefits too including slugging in your daily beauty routine:
- Moisturize scan
- Seal in hydration
- Prevent water loss
- Protect your skin
- Facilitate healing and replenishment
Slugging may prevent signs of aging that can give your age away. When your skin is hydrated, it remains flexible and healthy. Be sure to check out other tips for healthy living in our blog.