The Complete Guide to Slugging

Dec 8, 2022Beauty, General Skin Care0 comments

What is Slugging?

Slugging is a trending skincare routine that is here to stay. It has grown in popularity because not only quick, simple, and good for your skin, but it is also cost-effective, and can also save you a lot of money!

Slugging traditionally involves applying a thick layer of a petroleum jelly-based product to your face before bed. But many Waxelene customers are claiming that the Multi-Purpose Ointment works even better. Because it helps to lock in moisture and prevent dryness, which can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. It also prevents acne by keeping the pores from clogging up with oil and dirt or any other irritant.

What are the Benefits of Slugging?

Slugging is a very popular skincare treatment that has been around for decades. It can be done at home or at a spa and is usually done overnight. The treatment involves applying ointment to your face (sometimes putting on a layer of cotton pads soaked in cold water over the ointment). This process helps hydrate the skin and reduces wrinkles by plumping up the skin cells.

There are many benefits to slugging. For one, it’s very affordable since you’re using just one product instead of two or three like with other routines. And it’s much easier than other routines because it only involves one step: slathering ointment on your clean face (or body) before bed!

The three biggest slugging benefits:

  • Moisturizes: Slugging moisturizes your skin deeply and helps the skin retain more moisture for longer-lasting hydration.

  • Protects: Using the Multi-Purpose creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture and locks out bacteria and dirt.

  • Repairs damage: If you have dry and dehydrated skin, a coating of Calming Ointment at night can help prevent further water loss and allow your skin to efficiently repair itself.



How to “Slug” Correctly

You might have heard of slugging before, but maybe you haven’t considered giving it a go until now. Well, this is your sign! If you want to try it out, just make sure to always start with clean skin, stop and rinse if any irritation occurs.

Follow these Slugging tips:

  • Before bed, start by tieing your hair back and removing any hair from your face.
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Rinse thoroughly to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup, and pat dry.
  • Apply your favorite toner, serum, or moisturizer to your face and neck.
  • Then add a thick layer of either the Multi-Purpose Ointment or Calming Ointment over the top and go to bed. Simple!
  • When you wake up in the morning, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry.
  • Apply a thin layer of ointment and you’re ready for the next part of your morning routine!



Is Slugging Just for Your Face?

Slathering is a growing skincare trend that simply involves applying petroleum jelly, or any other ointment, to the skin to seal in moisture and keep it from evaporating. The trend is growing rapidly worldwide, but many people still only view it as a facial treatment rather than seeing the benefits of using it as a body treatment too.

It’s not uncommon for people to have dry patches on their face and other parts of their bodies. A lot of people use moisturizers to combat this, but slugging can also be an effective way of getting more moisture into your skin anywhere that you need it.

Slugging can be used on any part of the body that needs moisture-rich protection such as lips, feet, hands, elbows, knees, etc.

The Best Products for Optimal Slugging Results

Waxelene’s Multi-Purpose Ointment and Calming Ointment are petroleum jelly alternative that is used as skin moisturizer for all skin types and conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.

The main issue with petroleum jelly is that it has comedogenic properties which means it can clog pores and cause breakouts on your skin. This happens because petroleum jelly doesn’t allow the skin to breathe and absorb any other product that you might be using such as serum or moisturizer.

The Multi-Purpose Ointment and Calming Ointment are specially formulated and aerated so that they create a water- and dirt-resistant protective barrier while still allowing the skin to breathe and keeping pores free from blockage.

Another risk of using petroleum jelly is that it can lead to sensitive skin irritation or contact dermatitis if you have an allergy or sensitive skin type, this may happen because of the chemicals in petroleum jelly, such as petrolatum and mineral oil.

Both the Multi-Purpose Ointment and Calming Ointment hydrate and protect your skin and are certified organic, containing no skin-triggering chemicals. They are safe for all ages and all skin types. They both come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there is no risk involved.

Slugging is a technique that is used to create a smooth complexion. Waxelene’s Multi-Purpose Ointment is quickly becoming the most popular product for slugging. Multi-Purpose Ointment can be applied all over the face, from forehead to chin, and then smoothed out with your hands. You can also use a makeup brush to apply the Multi-Purpose ointment in specific areas like around the eyes or mouth.

What are the Drawbacks of Slugging?

There are some drawbacks to slugging, such as that it can be messy and there are also some concerns with using petroleum jelly as it can clog pores and cause acne breakouts. This is why Waxelene is becoming a popular choice, as it has no chemicals and doesn’t clog pores!

You may want to avoid slugging if you have oily skin, acne-prone skin, or any kind of skin infection.

Recommendations for Slugging in Skincare

The conclusion of this article is that slugging is a great skincare practice and in some cases, it may be more effective than traditional methods and hydrating skin. We recommend that you slug with organic products, which will help you avoid the disadvantages of petroleum jelly. And remember to avoid slugging if you have oily skin, acne-prone skin, or any kind of skin infection.


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