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How To Combat Dry Skin

How To Combat Dry Skin

Posted by Savannah Katz on Apr 12th 2024

One popular concept that surfaced a couple of years ago, garnering attention from millions, is “slugging.” The term may not sound very appealing, but many claim it to be a game-changer in achieving a moisturized and glowing complexion. However, like many trends born in the realm of social media, the effectiveness of slugging warrants a closer examination. At Skin Actives, we approach skincare trends with a critical eye, focusing on science-backed solutions rather than the newest trends.

What Is Slugging

Slugging entails coating the face with an occlusive moisturizer, typically petroleum jelly, before bedtime. The idea behind it is to lock in moisture and promote skin hydration. While slugging has gained popularity, particularly on platforms like TikTok, the question remains: does it truly work? The verdict on slugging is nuanced. On one hand, petroleum jelly, the star ingredient in slugging, is indeed effective in moisturizing the skin. However, overindulgence in slugging may trap sweat, bacteria, and other impurities, ultimately leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Thus, while slugging can be beneficial when practiced in moderation, it's essential to proceed with caution.

But fear not, for there is a middle ground. Enter Skin Actives' Every Lipid Serum is an incredible product designed to naturally nourish and repair the skin barrier. Packed with essential lipids and nutrients, this serum provides the skin with the building blocks to function optimally as a barrier without needing heavy occlusives like petroleum jelly.

Unlike slugging, which may impede the skin's ability to breathe, Every Lipid Serum works harmoniously with the skin, supporting its natural processes without causing congestion or discomfort. Whether you're dealing with dryness, irritation, or simply seeking to maintain a healthy skin barrier, this serum is an essential product to add to your skincare routine.

The Perfect Evening Routine for Dry Skin

This dry skin evening routine is a game-changer for anyone battling dryness and dehydration. Start with a double cleanse using Skin Cleansing Oil, then use Gentle Cream Cleanser. This will ensure thorough yet gentle removal of impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Following up with the Ultimate Moisturizing Cream which provides intense hydration, replenishing the skin's moisture barrier and leaving it feeling soft and supple. The final step of slugging with Every Lipid Serum seals in moisture, creating a protective barrier that locks hydration in and leaves skin feeling deeply nourished. Together, these steps form a routine that addresses dryness at every level, leaving you with a radiant and hydrated complexion.

Skincare trends come and go, but the principles of good science endure. At Skin Actives, our commitment remains to provide our customers with formulas rooted in scientific research, crafted to promote healthy and radiant skin. While slugging may offer temporary benefits for some, our focus remains on long-term solutions that prioritize skin health and sustainability. So, if you're considering hopping on the slugging bandwagon, do so with caution and mindfulness. And remember, whether you choose to slug or not, Skin Actives is here to support you on your skincare journey. Cheers to healthy, glowing skin!

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