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What is slugging? What to know about the viral K-beauty trend

 
While skin care products featuring snail mucin are the rage these days, slugging, a beauty trend that’s been making the rounds on TikTok, doesn’t actually involve any slimy critters.

Instead, the term refers to a skin care technique in which you coat your face with Vaseline or a similar product with promises to hydrate. While it recently took off on the app, the method has been around for a while: It has roots in Korean beauty and is a longtime favorite of the beauty crowd on Reddit.

 
What is slugging?

While there aren’t actual slugs involved in the process, you may end up looking a little bit like one when you’re done slathering on the moisturizing agent. The technique involves applying a heavy emollient, such as Vaseline or Aquaphor, as the final step in your skin care routine, Dr. Rachel Nazarian, board-certified dermatologist at the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City told Shop TODAY. These products are occlusives, meaning they seal the top layer of the skin and enhance the penetration of the products that came before them, making them more effective.

 

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Source : Today – What is slugging? What to know about the viral K-beauty trend Edited By, Emma Stessman

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