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  • Writer's pictureKitzie Nuñeza

Better storage is the first step toward long-lasting makeup.

The majority of us don't give much care to where we store our cosmetics. It turns out that not properly storing beauty products might lead them to expire sooner or, depending on the formula, influence how they work.

Products aren't supposed to be exposed to direct sunlight because the same thing that happens to our skin might also happen to them. Free radicals can change the color of your product, cause it to separate, break and make it unstable.

These guidelines are all you'll need to correctly store your makeup product.

1. Make Space in Your Fridge for your skincare product.

Some products' shelf life can be extended by storing them at cool temperatures. It also makes using a cooled product feel much more pleasant but not to the point of a very cold temperature

The degradation of both components is slowed by the chilly temperatures. Increase the effectiveness of your favorite eye cream's de-puffing properties. Clumpy nail paint can be avoided by storing it in the refrigerator (though you have to shake it more to get rid of separation).

Is your lipstick starting to melt? Put it in the fridge to re-solidify, then remove it when you're ready to use it. But, don't keep lipstick in the freezer for too long: oil and wax separate in cold temperatures.

2. Avoid exposing products to direct sunlight.

It is recommended that cosmetics be stored in a kit or drawer that is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture from steam or water. Because sunlight can speed up the aging of a product by heating it up and further breaking down active chemicals, it's better to keep them away from the windowsill.

3. Don’t put your skincare product in the bathroom.

Your shower's steam isn't doing your products any kindness. Water can condense on the surface of certain cosmetics, allowing mold to grow.

4. Stay away from temperatures below freezing

Extreme cold temperatures can be just as damaging to your products as extreme heat. Emulsions, such as lotions, creams, and conditioners, become extremely unstable when partially frozen and then thawed.

Remove your daily-use products from window sills and relocate any extra products you may be storing in the basement if you live somewhere where temperatures drop in the winter.

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