Beauty products you should keep in the fridge this summer
Wed, 14 December 2016 2:29PM
The temps are rising fast, and that means thinking a bit harder about how you store your beauty products. For some items, it’s purely a comfort thing – there are products that honestly feel absolutely bloody FANTASTIC when applied cold. For others, it’s a case of keep them in top condition. Here are our tips for refridgerating your beauty stash.
Keeping a face mask – especially a gel one – in the fridge through summer means you can up your face mask session by getting a soothing, cooling effect as well as all the skin loving TLC. This has an added bonus for anyone suffering from irritated skin during summer – the cooling isn’t just for fun, it also helps to minimise redness and calm irritation. Bonus – if you’re naughty and get sunburnt, this can be a total burn-saver.
Vitamin C and Retinol Serums
Technically, you just need to keep your vitamin C serums out of direct sunlight. According to cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson and chemist turned facialist Kristina Holey, who both spoke to Vogue on the matter, serums and creams containing Vitamin C or Retinol are prone to “temperature-caused destabilisation”, and therefore should always be kept cool. You can do this by storing them in a dark, cool place (they suggest not the bathroom), but the fridge is the darkest, coolest place we can think of – and again, putting a cold serum on your skin on a hot summers night is hardly going to be a horrible experience, right?
This is THE trick to getting rid of eye puffiness. Store your eye cream in the fridge, and apply first thing when you wake up. The cold will calm puffy eyes, so once you get your brekky done with and go in with makeup, you’ll find you look fresh and bright-eyed. It’s like magic!
Got a wildly expensive and luxury fragrance that you only wear on special occasions? Stash that baby in the fridge. According to Dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D, who spoke to Womens Health, “[Storing perfume in the fridge] protects against oxidation from excess heat or sun exposure that might induce oxidation.”
This one is just an ease-of-life thing. Anyone who owns coconut oil and uses it regularly knows that once the weather heats up, that once solid mass turns to complete liquid, meaning getting the right amount on your fingers to apply to skin and hair is messy. Storing yours in the fridge while the temps are high will keep it as a solid, meaning dispensing the right amount (and not having it drip all over your floor) is easy.
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