For me, the most essential skin care product of the winter season has always been Vaseline. This petroleum jelly can be a solution to multiple problems that our skin faces during the winter season. However, in the last 3 to 4 years Vaseline took a backseat. This happened because I started using more effective creams and lotions. Vaseline only came in handy as a quick solution for dry patches or chapped lips.
But this winter season I was feeling more adventurous. Also heavily inspired by a viral TikTok trend, I decided to try something different with my trusty Vaseline Blueseal Petroleum Jelly. The trend, known as “slugging,” had been making waves on social media. After seeing my dry skin, I thought it was time to jump on the bandwagon and see what all the fuss was about.
My Slugging Experience With Vaseline Blueseal Jelly
Slugging with Vaseline Blueseal Petroleum Jelly was a unique experience for me. I had read about its benefits, but I was hesitant to use such a heavy product on my skin. However, curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to give it a try.
I started by slathering a generous amount of the Vaseline Blueseal Petroleum Jelly all over my face. I made sure to keep my face elevated and away from the pillow to prevent any mess. The initial sensation was a bit icky and uncomfortable, as I’m used to using lighter skincare products. The jelly had a thick, greasy texture that I wasn’t accustomed to. It felt like a layer of moisture was sealing my skin.
Despite the initial discomfort, I was determined to see the results, so I powered through the night. I had heard that slugging could work wonders for your skin, especially in terms of hydration and moisture retention. After a night of having my face cocooned in petroleum jelly, I woke up the next morning with a sense of anticipation.
I washed my face with just water, as I wanted to see the true effects of the Vaseline Blueseal Petroleum Jelly without the interference of any other products. To my surprise, my skin looked visibly softer and smoother. It felt well-hydrated and plump, and there was a subtle glow to it. The overnight application had seemingly locked in moisture, leaving my skin with a refreshed and rejuvenated feeling.
The experience, though initially uncomfortable, was well worth it. After just one use, I could see the potential benefits of slugging with Vaseline Blueseal Petroleum Jelly. My skin was not only softer but also appeared slightly brighter, making it a great addition to my skincare routine, especially when my skin needed an extra boost of hydration.
Will I Continue Slugging?
As much as I enjoyed the positive results of my first slugging experience with Vaseline Blueseal Petroleum Jelly, I couldn’t help but feel that this skincare trend might not be something I would continue regularly. It was undeniably effective in terms of locking in moisture and leaving my skin feeling soft and refreshed. However, I had my reservations.
The thick layer of petroleum jelly on my face, while it produced great results once in a while, also seemed like a riskier skincare trend. I was concerned that if I were to do it too frequently, say, four or five times a week, it might have adverse effects. The heavy, occlusive nature of the product made me worry about potential pore-clogging and breakouts. After all, the long-term consequences of such a practice remained uncertain.
I planned to use slugging as an occasional remedy when my skin felt particularly dry and in need of a quick hydration boost. It seemed like a great emergency solution to counteract the harsh effects of dry weather or other environmental factors that can wreak havoc on my skin. But as a regular part of my skincare routine, it just felt too risky to me.
Who Shouldn’t Try Slugging?
While slugging is a trendy new routine that you may want to try after seeing it all over your feed it’s important to learn if it will suit your skin. Not all skincare trends are suitable for everyone, and slugging is no exception. Individuals with dry skin may find slugging beneficial, but it may not be the right choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin.
People with oily skin types are often dealing with excess sebum production, which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Applying a heavy, occlusive product like Vaseline or any other ointment to already oily skin may exacerbate these issues. The thick layer can trap oil, sweat, and other impurities on the skin’s surface, potentially leading to more frequent breakouts.
Even for those who initially see positive results with slugging but start noticing zits after a few uses, it’s crucial to listen to your skin. Acne can be triggered or worsened by various factors. Slugging could be one of them for certain individuals. If you notice an increase in acne or clogged pores after incorporating slugging into your routine, I would advise you to immediately discontinue the practice.