Slugging: the korean skincare technique for glowing skin
Slugging is an incredibly growing skincare ritual: just think that it has more than 300 million views on social networks. What is it about? The focus is on how to fix the products applied to the face and "seal" the skin to counteract "perspiratio insensibilis" or continuous and imperceptible dehydration. A substance with film-forming characteristics such as shea butter (contained in high percentages in the face cream with snail slime-based snails), petroleum jelly or beeswax must be spread on the face, preferably in the evening. The look you get after slugging goes beyond the glow effect, it's glass skin to the nth degree.
Come e quando nasce lo slugging
Questo rituale potrebbe aver avuto origine proprio dalla cura delle pelle dei bambini. Secondo una credenza infatti spalmare la vaselina su tutto il corpo di un neonato lo renderebbe meno suscettibile all'eczema nella vita.
Lo slugging va bene per tutti i tipi di pelle?
Lo slugging non è una panacea, non va bene per tutti. Bisogna infatti stare molto attenti alla potenziale occlusione dei pori soprattutto per chi ha la pelle a tendenza acneica. Insomma lo slugging va bene ma soltanto in casi specifici.
Skincare as a sacred ritual
What K-beauty has taught us is a new concept of care, understood as a sacred ritual towards oneself to be carried out with method, patience and with the right cosmetics for each step of the beauty routine. From 7 to 16, to be exact. Double and triple water and oil based cleansings, emulsions, exfoliants, tonics, eye contour, lip balms and obviously sunscreen to preserve the beauty heritage for as long as possible. The Korean beauty routine has exploded addiction towards masks of every shape, purpose and colour, in alginate or in patches, reminding us precisely through the latter that the skin of the face is not all the same and that each area has its own needs.
Korean skincare: where are we now?
The term "hallyu" is used to indicate the Korean current. A long wave, a widespread euphoria that shows no signs of stopping. Whatever bears the imprimatur of South Korea, from fashion, to food, to cinema, to music, is still perceived as synonymous with the avant-garde, especially in the world of beauty, an area in which women with "glass skin" glass) are considered absolute authorities.