What is slurping? The trending skincare routine on TikTok

Do you want to discover the new beauty trends? Why not check your TikTok?

From acne treatments to using frozen moisturizer and hydrocolloid dressings, TikTok has certainly become a hub for discovering the hottest and weirdest skincare happening around the world. This social media platform has become the birthplace of some of the most unknown beauty hacks. One of the hottest skincare trends on this social media platform today is Slugging.


The hashtag #slugging has been viewed over 150 million times on this social media platform. From beauty trendsetters to influencers – everyone loves this skincare regime.

Here’s everything you need to know about Slugging.

What is slurping?

Slugging is the fancy new term for applying a layer of ointment or petroleum jelly to your skin before going to sleep. If you practice this trend regularly, you will wake up with soft and buttery skin. Slugging also works on your wrinkles, and you may see them disappear after a while.

According to a renowned dermatologist, slugging is a skincare technique used to seal your skin to retain the moisturizing properties of any skincare products you use during your nighttime skincare routine. In most cases, the sealing is done with a petroleum-based product. Slugging has its origins in Korean beauty.

This technique is recommended for sensitive, dry and blotchy skin. Slugging is also for the areas like your lips and eyelids where you can lose moisture. Some dermatologists suggest combining slugging with other deep hydration with humectants like hyaluronic acid to draw and retain more moisture in your skin. However, if you do combine slugging with them, make sure to apply them before your occlusive layer or they may not give the best results.

Who should try to slurp?

This skin care technique works best for people with normal to dry or blotchy skin. It is a must-do exercise during the winter season when your skin becomes extremely dry. Not just for your face, but this treatment is equally effective for other parts of your body, such as ankles, knees, elbows, or other body parts.

Who should avoid sips?

This skincare routine aims to lock in the moisture in your skin. Slugging often traps dead skin cells, oils, and dirt, promoting bacterial overgrowth. It can make your acne breakouts worse. Don’t join this beauty trend if you have very oily or acne-prone skin. If you are still slugging in your daily routine, you can make your acne worse and fall prey to other skin problems like hyperpigmentation and scarring.

What are the benefits of slugging?

This current trend is on the rise and for all the right reasons. Slugging provides much-needed hydration to your skin, keeping it soft and supple in the long run. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, using petroleum jelly on your skin can help relieve dryness, providing moisture and locking it into the layer of your skin.


When you slugging regularly, you will witness many positive results such as glowing, youthful and glowing skin. Your skin will become more resilient and supple, just like Korean skin.

How do you add slugging to your skincare routine?

If you want to join the battle of slugging and get glowing, glowing and glowing skin, here are the steps to follow.

Step 1 – Cleanse your skin

It is essential to cleanse your skin before applying any product. Start by washing your face. You can use micellar water for quick, easy and mess-free washing. If you don’t like using micellar water, use a mild facial cleanser. Clean your face well and pat dry with a face towel.

Step 2 – Use a serum

The concept of slugging is all about layering hydration. Therefore, make it a point to apply a moisturizing serum to your face right after cleansing your face. You can use hyaluronic acid to moisturize your face.

Step 3- Apply a Moisturizer

The next step of slugging involves applying a moisturizer. Wait 2 minutes after using the serum and then take a moisturizer of your choice to apply to your face. Make sure the moisturizer suits your skin type to give you better results. If your skin is extremely dry, choose a product that provides extra hydration to your dry and blotchy skin.

Step 4 – Use Petroleum Jelly

This step is what slugging is all about. Grab a good quality petroleum jelly from the market and make it a staple for your nighttime skincare. Apply a thick and even layer of jelly to your skin. At first it all looks slimy and shiny. But remember, that’s what slugging is all about.

Step 5 – Rinse your skin

Once you’ve finished applying the petroleum jelly and taken enough beauty sleep, the next thing to do is wake up, remove your petroleum jelly with a face wash and see the magical effects of this skincare routine.

How often should I practice slugging?

The frequency of slugging depends on your skin type and varies from person to person. If your skin is flaky and no other remedy will help you hydrate it, slugging is the best exercise you should do on a daily basis to give your skin much-needed hydration and hydration.

If your skin is oily but you want to retain some moisture, you can practice this once in a while. Listen to your skin type and complexion. Check if the results of slugging suit you, and if your skin is responding well to this process, it doesn’t hurt to continue it daily.

Important things to consider

  • Make sure you wash your face well to remove dirt and other particles before sticking, otherwise they will lock into your skin and lead to unwanted skin problems.
  • Start with a thin layer in the small areas of your skin to see if this skincare trend is right for you or not. Avoid areas prone to clogged pores.
  • Always use good quality products when slugging. Buy from a reputable brand so they don’t cause any side effects on your skin.

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