Is Slugging Safe For My Skin?  

The short answer is yes. There are some points to remember. Vaseline is typically used for slugging, and according to Dr. Michele, it’s a great product because it’s safe to use on sensitive skin and is “noncomedogenic.” That means it shouldn’t clog your pores.

For those who have dry skin, however, slugging may be a good idea. If your skin is oily or acne-prone, there is a higher chance that Vaseline may clog your pores. “Those with oily skin tend to have larger oil glands and produce more sebum, making the skin more susceptible to clogged pores that cause acne,” Dr. Michele said. Oily skin may also be affected by irritation from slugging. 

If you have oily skin, she recommends using Vaseline as a spot treatment for any dry patches on the face, and using a moisturizing cream containing a mixture of occlusives, emollients, and humectants to lock-in moisture on your entire face instead.