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The Ultimate Guide To Storing Your Beauty Products Correctly To Make Them Last Longer

The Ultimate Guide To Storing Your Beauty Products Correctly To Make Them Last Longer

Just like you wouldn’t store your milk on the counter, you shouldn’t store certain beauty products in your bathroom cabinets. There is nothing worse than a mouldly blending sponge or that rancid smell that comes from a perfume you’ve left on the bathroom shelf for too long. 

Not storing beauty items properly could cause them to expire faster or, depending on the formula, affect the way they work. So as we find ourselves in the hottest months of the year, it’s important to be mindful of how you store your makeup products. Placing your beauty products in the right spots around your room benefits both your skin and your wallet. Ahead, we’re listing down the most crucial factors you should consider when contemplating the question – how to store your makeup products so that they work better and last longer?

Where Should We Keep Our Makeup And Skincare?

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The ‘store in a cool and dry place’ disclaimer that most products come with isn’t for nothing. It’s important to keep your makeup and skincare out of direct sunlight, most importantly. High temperatures or sun exposure can impact the efficacy of your products by altering the formula – we’re talking oxidation and splitting, both of which reduce the shelf life of the product, hence, reducing the returns on your investment as well. 

Make sure that your makeup products stay in drawers – not on your bathroom shelves, please. The steam from hot showers can lead to mould and bacteria development within your sponges, brushes, and palettes. Stash them out of sunlight as much as you can. If you’re putting them in a clear drawer, make sure they aren’t placed next to a window either, they are great for organising but still let UV rays in.

How Do We Treat Our Makeup Products Hygienically?

As fun as getting ready with your BFF, sister, work wife, or even your mom sounds, sharing the same products can lead to cross-contamination, infecting your products and possibly causing acne and other infections as well. Plan a makeup date but keep your makeup tools and products separate, always sanitising them before using. If you’re looking for a sanitiser that doesn’t affect the formula, there are a myriad of designated makeup sanitisers to serve the purpose. You can also use cleansing baths for your tools. In the summer, make sure you sanitise your tools and clean your brushes more often. Your skin is also stickier this time of the year and that quick concealer touch-up can easily transfer excess oil and dirt onto your makeup blender, which lives on it till the next wash.

How To Store Makeup Products Correctly?

Drawer chests are perf to store both skincare and makeup. Drawer organisers allow you to create partitions within, based on how much space your need for each product type you own, making it easier to store and use. For your skin-soothing products and potent serums with actives, a beauty fridge is the best bet. The cool temperatures prevent your active ingredients from oxidising. This fridge comes with a mirror on the front with LED light which doubles up as a mini vanity as well. 

Ensure you keep your fingers out of all sorts of jars and pots, and use clean beauty spatulas or spoons to scoop everything out. The increased temperature and humidity increase the risk of infection. Even when you’ve rinsed your hands, it’s better safer and more hygienic to use a clean tool instead. 

So, ready to get organised!?

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07 Jun 2022

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