The Best Moisturizers For Slugging Your Face
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By ANJANA RAJBHANDARY
Slugging is a popular trend on TikTok, and Rebecca Marcus, dermatologist, explains that “Slugging is just a trendy term to describe the age-old practice of occluding the skin to allow for maximum absorption of products applied to the skin.” Many people use Vaseline to coat their faces in a thick, hydrating, skin-protecting layer, but if you’re not a fan of that idea, try out these moisturizers.
The Glossier After Baume is vegan, doesn’t clog your pores, and is perfect for people with dry skin and those who don’t like the greasy feel of Vaseline. This baume heals your skin from harsh seasonal weather, like cold air and sun, and it was even awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.
For oily and acne-prone skin, Cosmopolitan recommends Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream. This product is very hydrating and has 70% snail slime to repair damaged skin and improve the skin barrier; it can also brighten your skin and has anti-aging benefits, without clogging your pores.
If you have extremely dry skin, Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer is a must-buy, since it’ll restore skin hydration, plump the skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. This moisturizer is infused with a buckwheat honey and royal jelly blend that is meant to soothe your skin with antioxidants.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment is a popular and affordable alternative to Vaseline, and it lets your skin breathe while still protecting your skin barrier. Another affordable option for slugging is the Dove DermaSeries Expert Balm, which combines petroleum with other silicones and has a “lighter, less oily texture.”