10 Skincare Products You Should Keep In The Fridge

Do you refrigerate your chocolate, or do you leave it in the cupboard? Regardless of your answer, it is all down to your personal preference. Is this the same for your skincare and beauty products? Should you refrigerate your beauty products or keep them in your bathroom cabinet?

Are there any more benefits to the ingredients and formulas within your products when you keep them cool?

In this article, you will find out whether you should keep your beauty and skincare products cool and exactly which ones will benefit from this.

Should You Put Beauty Products In The Fridge?

It is the age-old question of whether keeping your skincare and beauty products cool makes them perform better for your skin.

The good thing about refrigerating your products helps to keep them fresher for longer and extends their life. Also, applying cool products can aid in calming and soothing your skin, and help to de-puff your complexion.

So to answer the question, should you put skincare in the fridge? It is entirely up to you but who wouldn’t want a cold eye cream or soothing face moisturiser to apply to their face in the morning?

How To Keep Skincare products Cool

Have you heard of the beauty fridge? It is like the fridge in your kitchen but a lot smaller and can fit on your bathroom counter or desk in your bedroom.

Which Skincare Products Go In The Fridge?

1. Eye Cream/ Eye Gel

What better feeling is there, than waking up and applying something cold to your eyes? Why not chill your eye cream to have this feeling everyday? Bonus, the cold can also help to de-puff your eyes and under eyes. This is because applying something cold to your skin constricts blood vessels, and this is what helps to reduce puffiness and swelling.

2. Face Masks

Have an end-of-day pick me up and keep your face masks in the fridge! The cold can have a soothing effect, which is not only great for your skin but also for your own sense of wellbeing.

3. Nail Varnish

You may never have thought to do this but keeping your nail varnishes cold and out of direct sunlight will significantly increase their lifespan.

This is because sunlight and heat can have an adverse effect and cause the liquid to become viscous and thick. Keeping your polish cool and in the fridge will aid in keeping the paint thin so it goes on evenly and does not dry out as fast.

4. Fragrance

The same goes for your favourite perfumes, the sun and heat can alter the fragrance and change it altogether.

This is because the heat can cause the chemicals to break down and cause your perfume to smell completely different. Want to keep your perfume smelling good for longer? Stick in the fridge next to your chocolate.

5. Liquid Make-up

All make-up has an expiration date, So to make their life span longer, store your foundation, mascara, liquid eyeliner etc in the fridge.

6. Body Moisturiser

Keep your body cool and chilled when you moisturise and keep your body butter and lotion in your beauty fridge. Imagine after a hot shower on a summer’s evening, coming in and applying your cold lotion on your arms and legs.

7. Acne Products

Most products thrive within a cold environment, the same goes for products which provide breakouts or more severe acne treatments, just make sure to always read the label!

8. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is amazing for sunburn. But when you have sunburn your skin is hot and bothered, therefore if you keep it cold it will soothe and calm your skin without irritating it and adding to the uncomfortable sensations.

9. Natural Beauty And Skincare Products

When it comes to natural products, they usually do not contain any preservatives, parabens, sulphates, etc. which keep other products fresh for longer.

 That is why it is a good idea to keep natural products refrigerated to keep them fresher for longer. This not only extends their life, it also keeps bacteria from developing.

10. Sun cream

Who would have thought a product to be used in the heat, thrives in the cold? It is a good idea to keep your SPF or sun protection chilled as hot weather can interrupt the active ingredients in SPF which can cause burning if still used.

The SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen SPF50 helps to protect the skin against UVA, UVB and ultra-long UVA rays. Water, sweat and sand-resistant, the best-selling SPF feels lightweight on the application and can be used on even the most sensitive skin.

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