"Slugging" is a skincare technique that involves applying a thick occlusive moisturiser, such as Nirvana Natural Bliss petroleum- free jelly or Nirvana Natural Bliss camphor cream, to the skin as the last step of your skincare routine. The idea behind slugging is that it creates a barrier that helps to seal in moisture and prevent water loss, leaving the skin soft, supple, and hydrated.
The term "slugging" comes from the fact that the thick, shiny layer of product on the skin can resemble the trail left behind by a slug.
Slugging is often recommended for people with dry or dehydrated skin, as it can help to restore and maintain the skin's moisture barrier. It can also be helpful for those with skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, which can cause dryness and flakiness.
To try slugging, apply your regular skincare products as usual, then follow with a thin layer of Nirvana Natural Bliss petroleum-free jelly. Some people prefer to do this only at night, as the heavy texture of the product can make it difficult to wear makeup or sunscreen during the day.
It's important to note that slugging may not be suitable for everyone, particularly those with oily or acne-prone skin, as the occlusive nature of the product can trap oil and bacteria on the skin, potentially leading to breakouts. It's also important to patch test any product first to make sure you don't have any adverse reactions.
Overall, slugging can be a helpful technique for those with dry or dehydrated skin looking to restore moisture and improve their skin's hydration levels. However, it's important to remember that everyone's skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another.