Is your Bathroom Good for Storing Skincare? 4-7-22 Tip of the Day
Seems natural to store skincare in the bathroom, right? Turns out, storing products there could be doing a number two on the skincare goods.
Ok, “number two” is a stretch… but mold, mildew, and yeast is a real possibility over time. If you use your products up quickly, still keep in mind that delicate ingredients like Vitamin C are affected by the environment it’s in. We invest in our skincare, and storing it properly helps protect the potency of the products.
Experts suggest skin-care products being stored somewhere between 45 and 50 degrees. Keeping your creams, lotions, and gels in a cool, dry place is ideal. Some swear by the cute skincare fridges popping up all over Instagram.
I wouldn’t mind getting one of these one day, but is it necessary? Nah. Your regular refrigerator will do the job just fine, as long as the cooling settings aren’t too low.
Dermatologists say products used to soothe and calm inflammation could benefit from being stored in the fridge. The cooling effect on the skin can help complement the active ingredients in serums that are designed to hydrate, soothe, and brighten the skin. Refrigeration can help extend the lifespan of some formulations like Vitamin C, retinol, probiotics, and clean or natural products.
Most skincare products can be stored at room temperature without any issues. Putting them in a fridge is mostly a matter of personal preference. Just don’t store your products in humid, warm temps!