“Slugging” with Vaseline
Slugging involves applying a thick layer of Vaseline to the face before going to bed, creating a barrier that traps in moisture and prevents water loss. The result is smoother, softer, and more supple skin that looks and feels healthier. It’s worth noting that slugging with Vaseline may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with acne-prone or oily skin. The thick, occlusive nature of Vaseline can potentially clog pores and lead to breakouts.
To slug your face with Vaseline, start by cleansing and toning your skin as usual. Then, apply a thin layer of your favorite moisturizer to your face and wait for it to absorb. Next, take a pea-sized amount of Vaseline and warm it up between your fingers before applying it to your face. Gently massage the Vaseline into your skin, making sure to cover all areas, and allow it to absorb before going to bed. When you wake up, rinse off the Vaseline with lukewarm water and pat dry.