Slugging: A Korean Skin Care Craze

Hey Hey Yall! My name is Pariis and I am a HUGE skincare enthusiast and future Esthetician.  I am also a wife, mother of five boys, and a student at two different schools. I am also the owner of Captivating Beauty by Pariis.  I have been wanting to start blogging for a while, so I started with doing video blogs on IG (follow me FromPariis_WithLove) and after being contacted by a friend about a written blog I was like YYEESSS!!!  This is my first written blog and I hope that you guys enjoy!


Now let’s get into it!  So “Slugging” your skin is a not so new Korean skin care craze that people are trying nowadays so I wanted to try it out and give my take on it.   You’re probably thinking like sis “What is slugging?”  When you google slugging for the skin it will give the following definition:  “Slugging is a K-Beauty skincare trend which includes coating your face in petrolatum or Vaseline. This prevents trans-epidermal water loss and keeps moisture in your skin.”  I know that before, people would say “OMG that will clog your pores!”  Eeeehhhh….. I believe that is true to a certain extent.  I say that because I don’t feel as though a person should be slugging their skin nightly. It could become way too much depending on the person and their skin type. If you are a person that suffers from acne breakouts or have bigger pores, I don’t suggest doing this more than twice a week and the amount that you put on your face should be super thin.  If you have dry or normal skin, such as myself, you can “slug” a little more often, but I still don’t suggest nightly.   Additionally, when you do “slug” your skin at night it should be on a night that you do not use any acids on your skin. That is just my recommendation for now because I am not sure how it will interact with the Vaseline.  An alternative to using Vaseline is CeraVe Healing Ointment. The reason I really like CeraVe Healing Ointment is because it has some other ingredients that are seriously AMAZING for the skin and the fact that it’s lightweight and non-comedogenic makes it super ideal for any skin type. It has three essential ceramides (ceramide np, ceramide ap, and ceramide eop) as well as hyaluronic acid. These ceramides make up 50% of the sticky stuff that’s between our skin cells and play a super important role in having a healthy skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated. The hyaluronic acid works as a magnet helping your skin retain as moisture as possible so that your skin fells hydrated and healthy.


There is a way to seal in your products if you don’t want to “slug” and that’s by using an oil as your last step. I absolutely LOVE using an oil because it makes me feel so luxurious and my skin feels so great afterwards. Bonus tip: it helps with trans-epidermal water loss.  When deciding to use an oil to seal make sure that it is a light non-comedogenic. For example, my top three oils are Jamie & Grant Honey Dip Oil, Good Molecules Ultra Hydrating oil and Rosehip Oil. Unlike slugging, you can use an oil to seal both morning and night which is another reason I love it. Inconclusion should you slug with Vaseline, CeraVe healing ointment or just seal with an oil? Honestly in my opinion you should evaluate your skin type think about what overall results you want to achieve and then decide from there. If you enjoyed this blog share it with your friends and family.




            Your Skincare Big Homie Pariis

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