Did you know, the way you store your skincare products has a significant impact on their efficacy and shelf life? Nope? Well, now you do.
Randomly storing cosmetic products in a convenient location can cause environmental factors to react with the ingredients, degenerating them in the process. But fret not! We’ve got some pro tips up our sleeves that will ensure you’re storing your beloved skincare products in the most favourable spots. Take a look.
Keep them out of direct sunlight
A lot of skincare products, especially those that contain vitamin C, do not work well if they are constantly exposed to direct sunlight. Therefore, it is a good idea to store those products in a dark place. Store such products in your bathroom cabinet or underneath the countertop to shield it from direct sunlight.
Store them in a cool area
A great way to improve and maintain the efficacy of any product is by storing it in a cool place, such as your refrigerator. Ingredients such as vitamin C or any anti-ageing product that contains retinol, work better when stored in a cool place — the cold temperature helps slow down the degradation of both the ingredients.
Avoid direct steam
A lot of us have the habit of storing our skincare products in the bathroom. However, the lingering steam from a hot shower shower tends to breakdown and disintegrate the active ingredients in your products as well as lead to bacteria growth. Therefore, try and store your products outside the bathroom to ensure that they are not exposed to steam at all.