What is Slugging?
Slugging is a skincare technique that involves creating a protective barrier on your skin using an occlusive layer, like Vaseline or a Face Balm, to seal in moisture and enhance the benefits of your nighttime skincare routine.
How Does Slugging Work?
Hydration Lock: Slugging is all about retaining moisture. By applying an occlusive layer, you prevent water loss, keeping your skin hydrated throughout the night.
Enhanced Absorption: Before slugging, layer your serums and treatments. The occlusive barrier created by slugging locks in these products, and allows them to penetrate more effectively.
Morning Radiance: Wake up to skin that's plump and glowing! Slugging helps your skin absorb all the nourishment you've applied, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
Who Can Benefit from Slugging?
Slugging is suitable for all skin types, but it's especially beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin. It can also help soothe irritated skin and create a protective shield against environmental stressors.
How to Slug Safely:
Cleanse Thoroughly: Start with a clean canvas. A gentle cleanse removes dirt and makeup, allowing your products to work their magic. (We recommend Kaia Skin Ayurvedic Face Cleansing Balm)
Layer Wisely: Apply your serums, treatments, and moisturizers before slugging. The occlusive layer should be the last step in your routine.
Test Patch: If you're new to slugging, do a patch test to ensure your skin agrees with the product you're using.
Choosing the Right Products:
Opt for non-comedogenic, fragrance-free face balms such as Kaia Skin’s Floral Fusion Face Balm or Blue Tansy and Moringa Face Balm.
Embrace the power of slugging to wake up with skin that's hydrated, rejuvenated, and ready to face the day. Experiment, observe, and let your skin guide you toward its ideal nighttime routine.