Brittleness and breaking are no longer an issue owing to TikTok’s most recent viral trend: nail slugging. Yes, it’s a thing, and I’m here to argue for it. Before you shake your head in bewilderment, nail slugging was inspired by another viral fad you may be aware with: skincare slugging. Essentially, they all follow the same concept. Skincare slugging is the practise of combating dry skin by slathering it with a thick cream-based moisturiser or petroleum-based jelly to seal in the moisture from your skincare routine.
Nail slugging is similar in that it seeks to treat dry skin of the hands as well as heal dry or damaged cuticles. Is it effective? Yes, according to a dermatologist. Continue reading to learn more about this new nail-enhancing craze and why experts on TikTok are even making a case for it.
Nail Slugging Essentials
I always have a tube of this Burt’s Bees Hand Cream in my purse. It’s ideal for kids since it’s odourless, has nourishing baobab oil, and gently exfoliates with a natural fruit acid complex, allowing you you forgo manual exfoliation if you’re feeling lazy.
Solar Oil Nail and Cuticle Conditioner
I’ve been seeing this lush cuticle oil all over TikTok so it must be a great option for slugging. With sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, rice bran oil, and vitamin E, I expect it delivers some impressive results.
Nail & Cuticle Oil
I like to apply OPI’s cuticle oil on my cuticles and then rub it all over my hands. With avocado, grape seed, sunflower, and sesame seed oil, it’s highly moisturising and helps strengthen your cuticles.
Nail & Cuticle Oil
Choose this essential oil-rich nail and cuticle oil from French Girl if you really want to make it a spa experience. It contains argan oil, pomegranate oil, rosemary, rose geranium oil, hemp, and Tamanu oil.
Exfoliating Scrub for Hands
To slough off any dead skin cells, use this exfoliating hand scrub as the first step in your cleansing ritual. A probiotic complex and sea salt are used in the formula to smooth the skin and prepare it for additional hydration.