Psstt… It’s defo NOT the bathroom!
Why shouldn’t I keep my products in the bathroom?
If you take a second to think about all that goes on in your bathroom, you’ll realize just how nasty the place actually is! Especially when your skin care products aren’t tightly closed or sealed, the damp bathroom environment makes the perfect breeding ground for irritation or acne-causing bacteria to grow.
Another reason is that every time you take a hot shower, the heat or warm temperature can lead to certain ingredients breaking down or oxidising faster. This is why the best option is to store them away in a dry drawer or cupboard that’s away from sunlight or far away from fluctuating temperatures.
Which products should be kept in the fridge?
It’s not a must, but products that are highly sensitive to heat or light like Vitamin C and retinoids, or natural/ organic skin care with shorter shelf life can benefit from being stored in the fridge, as they will last longer and not break down that easily. Storing sheet masks, face mists and eye patches like the Heimish Bulgarian Rose Hydrogel Eye Patches in the fridge for a few minutes can also boost their cooling effect, which helps with de-puffing and soothing irritation.
You don’t have to buy a special cosmetics fridge for your skin care products, but if you’re storing them in your kitchen fridge, make sure that they’re sealed properly! Consider keeping your skin care in sealed bags, as the last thing you want is for your vitamin C to smell like last night’s chicken parma!
Which products should NOT be kept in the fridge?
For a start, oil-based products like serums can start to separate or become cloudy when they’re stored in the fridge, so it’s best to keep them away from extreme heat or cold. It’s also a smart move to never leave your clay masks in the fridge, unless you want to start digging through them with a shovel!
So… where is the best place to store all my skin care products?
The most ideal place to store your skin care products is in a cool, dry place that’s out of direct sunlight, like in a cabinet, drawer, or lidded storage box in your bedroom.
Do you have your own set of rules when it comes to storing skin care products? Let us know in the comments!