Storing skincare & cosmetics in the fridge?
I store most of my skin care products in my bathroom, tugged away in a shelf away from direct sunlight. I know it’s a cool place so I have no concerns that my products will degrade that easily. Recently however, I have been keeping my TDF C Scape Serum in the fridge because it contains Vitamin C and most vitamin-based skin care products have to be kept chilled.
In addition, preservative free items need to be chilled (not frozen!) to prevent bacteria from multiplying. I remember keeping a sample of an organic product in the bathroom and it degraded within a week after it was opened. But I have no problems with my other natural and organic skincare products being left in the bathroom shelf because these do contain some form of preservatives.
I also understand that those with eczema might benefit from skin care products that are kept in the refrigerator as the cooling will enhance their itch-relieving effect.
So do you girls keep any of your skin care products or cosmetics in the fridge? I know of some beauty addicts who even go to the extend of purchasing a special cosmetic fridge just to maintain their beauty regime!
Well, I guess while there’s no need to keep most of our beauty products in the fridge, there’s obviously no harm doing so. Some have even advised to keep perfume and nail polish so that they perform better and last longer although I have kept some of my nail polishes for a very long time in my cupboard and they’re still fine.
Anyway, here’s a practical tip I found that involves the refrigerator before I go: before you sharpen your eyebrow pencil, put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. This firms up the center portion allowing you to sharpen it quickly without losing a lot of the material.