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Do Not Try This TikTok Trend!

Which one? I hear you ask! There are so many right! In all honesty, I could say most of them!

Don't get me wrong, TikTok definitely has it's place, but some of these skincare trends are just terrible and could really cause damage to the skin.

The trend I'm talking about here is called 'slugging'. I mean the name sounds gross enough, but if you don't know what it is, it is where you apply a thick layer of a petroleum based moisturiser (such as Vaseline) over your face and leave it on overnight.

Some influencers claim that it makes their skin super soft and because of this it has become a huge trend. To save me getting too high on my soapbox and rambling too much, I will simply list all the reasons why not to do this trend below...

  • You're not actually hydrating the skin. You're just softening the top layer of dead skin and so are not actually making an impact on the hydration levels.

  • This will block your pores and cause breakouts and blackheads. Do not try this especially if you're acne prone.

  • The heavier a cream is, the more it can dry your skin out. When we apply a thick layer of cream instead of lots of light layers it doesn't absorb at all. Petroleum based products only sit on the surface of the skin and can cause further dryness as the skin thinks there is enough oil on the surface. Then, because of this it doesn't produce oil and so becomes 'lazy'. Therefore, if you have dry skin and keep using thick creams, you might find your skin is continually dry.

  • If nothing else, it will make your pillow oh so greasy! If you do decide to do this awful trend, then please change your pillow case each time!

How do you make your skin super hydrated and soft? A gentle exfoliator will remove the top layer of dead skin cells on the surface and then moisturise using advanced skincare products which are formulated to hydrate the skin deep down and not just sit on the surface.

Here are some of my favourite, super hydrating skincare products...

What trends have you seen recently that you were unsure about trying?

Thank you so much for reading,

Emmaline x


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