How to store your skincare products?
Do you love your skin and spend a hefty amount on skincare products? If so, you need to store your skincare products in a safe place and a favorable environment. The place where you store your skincare products can have a large impact on their effectiveness and shelf life.
Most of us store our expensive skincare products in makeup bags and the medicine cabinet of the washroom. However, the washroom remains untidy and can provide a place for bacteria to grow. Moreover, environmental factors like sun, temperature, moisture, and air can affect your valuable products. Here is the complete guide how can you store your skincare products.
Keep your skincare products away from sunlight.
Sunlight can degrade the active ingredients in the skincare products and make it ineffective. If you ever notice the darkening of your product, it is due to sunlight. Skincare products are meant to be stored away from the sunlight and in a dark place. So, don’t place them on the shelf or in the car, where they are in contact with the sunlight.
Unstable ingredients like Vitamin C comes in an opaque container, don’t buy the product in a transparent container.
Keep cool but don’t freeze
The temperature has a role in the effectiveness of skincare products. Extreme heat or cold, both the temperatures are not suitable. Expensive serums containing Vitamin C and retinol as an active ingredient should be tightly capped and stored in the fridge. This will increase the effectiveness and shelf life.
In hot summer, you can keep your creams, face mask, mist spray, and moisturizer in the fridge for cooling effect. You don’t need to buy a separate fridge or a beauty fridge. Simply pack them in a box and place them in the fridge.
Facial oils and body oils should not be kept in the fridge as they will solidify.
Where can we store aerosol containers?
The trick to store aerosol containers like face mists, spray-on sunscreens, and self-tanners is to keep them away from high temperatures.
As they are pressurized containers, they can explode when exposing to high temperatures.
It is convenient to store skincare products on the bathroom countertop but it’s the worst place to store. Steam from the shower can break down the active ingredients. Moist temperature is also not good for powders. Moisture in the washrooms can make the powders to clog.
Once you find the expensive products for your skin, you need to store them in a cool, dry, and dark place. Also, keep the lid tightly closed and store them out of the reach of children.