‘The best (and worst) beauty trends I tried in 2023.’

If you haven’t heard of slugging, it involves going to bed like a glazed donut. The purpose of it is to seal your skin with an occlusive product (like Vaseline) and seal everything in to prevent water loss and keep your skin hydrated and skin barrier happy.

Now, as someone who tries a lot of products and regularly upsets their skin, I’ve enjoyed using this technique to help keep my skin hydrated smooth and soft.

The worst trends of 2023.

I can’t write this article without giving a few honourable mentions to some of the worst trends I’ve tried this year. And topping the list would have to be the ‘ski mask blush hack’ that made me look like I’d been scorched by the fiery pits of hell. 

Then there was the viral Meredith Duxbury foundation trend that involves applying 10 pumps of foundation to your face — and, mercy. It was so thick. So patchy. Felt so unbelievably gross on the skin. Not to mention it was messy as hell and super wasteful.

And, look — I can’t possibly leave without also mentioning the viral ‘instant facelift’ trend that definitely worked, but definitely also pulled half my hair out and gave me a banging headache. Absolutely never again. But hey, that’s what I’m here for.

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