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If you’re like me, you probably keep your skincare products on the bathroom counter or in the medicine cabinet. It doesn’t get more convenient for quick, early morning makeup sessions; however, keeping your products and tools out—or even stashed away in a drawer or cabinet—can actually shorten their shelf life. Keeping your skincare products cool and properly stored is beneficial to your skin and your pockets. Let’s take a look at some other benefits of refrigerating your skincare products.
Cold Increases Collagen Production
Collagen is an important skin protein that gives your face its structure and elasticity. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen than we did younger. Although there’s no way to reverse this process completely, one way to help keep your skin looking youthful is by exposing it to cold temperatures. You can increase collagen generation and reduce redness and inflammation by refrigerating your skincare products, especially your gels and eye creams. There are also professional facials that can do wonders for aging skin.
Prevents Harmful Bacteria
The mini fridge is your friend! Placing your items in a mini fridge will keep your skincare products fresh, cool, and protected. The number one benefit of refrigerating your skincare products is the reduction of bacteria. Bacteria can cause acne, redness, and inflammation on the skin. Keeping these products in the refrigerator can prevent this from happening!
While you could simply place your items in your existing fridge, it would make for a complicated morning routine and could actually make your products too cold to use. The option of purchasing a mini fridge just for your skin products ensures that you can control the temperature and still have easy access.
You may find that putting your skincare products in the mini-fridge can make them feel refreshing on your skin. In fact, some ingredients perform exponentially better when chilled. Ingredients such as mint feel amazing straight from the mini-fridge. That’s because it has a cooling effect, which can benefit different skin concerns. You’ll be amazed at how quickly it can make you feel refreshed. Even skincare tools—such as your facial roller—can be left in the mini-fridge.
Find Your Mini Fridge
Depending on the size of your beauty and skincare product collection, the size of your mini fridge will vary. However, there are designs available for purchase online that fit on your countertop, and they come in so many different styles that you are bound to find one that fits your décor.
The benefits of refrigerating skincare products are clear, but it’s important to remember that not all products need to be refrigerated. If you’re looking for ways to improve your skin, try chilling just a few of your products at a time. You may find that exposing your skincare products to the cold will give you more joy and health benefits—just remember to keep any balms or solids at room temperature.