FIVE WAYS TO PRESERVE YOUR SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Starting a skincare routine is one half of the skincare journey, preserving your products long enough to get your money’s worth out of them is another. There are some of us who love to splurge on skincare products while others only buy what they need. Regardless of what category you fall into, you would want the products to serve you properly.
The lifespan and efficacy of a product will also be determined by how well you store it and not just by the expiry date on the packaging.
How can you store your skincare product to preserve it’s shelf life?
Keep reading to find out.
THE COOLER THE BETTER
Cool temperatures not only preserve the shelf life of your products, it can also make some products more refreshing to apply. Your face cream, eye cream, products with vitamin c or retinol and even your nail polish can all benefit from simply being stored in the fridge.
KEEP AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Most skincare products already have a similar warning on them and it’s for good reason too. The heat from sunlight will accelerate the aging process of a product by heating it up. This breaks down active ingredients in the product. No matter the protective packaging the products come in, it's best to store the majority of your products inside cabinets and drawers.
THE DRIER THE BETTER
Some people keep skincare products in the bathroom. While this might be aesthetically pleasing, the steam from showers and baths can cause real damage to your products. Water can condense on the surface of certain cosmetics and generate mold. This is why keeping your products in dry environments at all times is advisable.
PRACTICE GOOD HABITS
Bad habits like not sealing the container of your products properly or dipping dirty fingers into your products can harbour bacteria that can lead to contamination, potential infections, breakouts and irritation to your skin. Learn to inculcate product-friendly habits that'll keep your products bacteria and germ free.
NOT ALL PRODUCTS BELONG IN THE FRIDGE
While some products will benefit from being stored in a fridge, there are others that just need to be kept at room temperature in any dry place. Oil based products for example have no business being in the fridge.
Article credit : Cocci Beauty