Slugging in Skincare Is Trending—This is What We Know

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Whereas the extremely catchy “slugging” time period has solely been within the magnificence sphere for a couple of years, due to the Okay-beauty group and varied skincare subreddits, the idea of utilizing Vaseline to seal in moisture within the pores and skin isn’t something new. In any case, Vaseline is an old-school product that may be present in nearly any drugs cupboard. It has a wide range of makes use of, from therapeutic burns and scrapes to treating diaper rash, stopping chafing and moisturising dry pores and skin. Marilyn Monroe swore by Vaseline as a way to preserve it tender and glowy. (She reportedly utilized it each morning earlier than going right into a three-hour bathtub.)

“It was just lately given a reputation and made well-liked by the Korean skincare world. Nonetheless, rising up with two Black grandmothers, I used to be ‘slugging’ far earlier than it was well-liked,” explains Tiffany L. Clay, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist primarily based in Atlanta, USA. “I keep in mind my grandmother educating me once I was very younger to use ointment to my physique after I bathed to maintain me moisturised all day.”

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