Skin care routines are something most of us know about at this point. These patterns of product usage are what help us to keep our skin healthy and clear even in the face of the shifting factors of everyday life. It takes dedication and the right tools to defy potential damage like that. Your tools, the skin care products you use, deserve a lot of respect for the work that they do. They also need to be cared for appropriately to keep them in good condition. It is entirely possible to spoil your cherished products by treating them improperly as certain circumstances can actually harm the products and lead to them needing replacement. No one really talks about this though and as a result, it is incredibly easy for us to accidentally fall into habits that work against our long term goals. That’s why we’re going to look at how you can avoid spoiling your products in this article. This way you’ll be able to ensure your products remain viable for the length of their lives and you won’t be unexpectedly out of your favorite products due to a mistake.
Avoid Excess Moisture
One thing that most of us are guilty of at one point is keeping our skin care supplies in the bathroom or somewhere similarly moist and damp. Temporarily having them in there to use isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, a moisturizer works best when your skin is at its most moist which is either just after you’ve gotten out of the shower or while you’re still in the stall after turning the water off. The problem is that many of us simply leave them in there for convenience. A warm, damp area the catalyst for a lot of potential problems, but it can be especially detrimental to products avoiding spoilage. Many of us typically don’t close our products as tightly as we should and even fully closing them isn’t an airtight seal. The warmth and moisture alone can end up changing the consistency of a product or the composition of it with enough exposure. Furthermore, the chance of bacteria getting into the product goes up as well. Keep your products in a dry place to ensure they have the best chances of avoiding spoiling.
Avoid Excess Heat
As we touched on above, both the heat and the damp can end up spoiling a product. That’s another key to avoiding having any problems with product spoilage. You’ll want to ensure your products aren’t being kept anywhere where they’ll get too hot. Avoiding the bathroom is an obvious option, but you’ll also want to avoid leaving them in any room where it gets too hot. Notably, you’ll want to avoid placing them in a cabinet or drawer where the furniture is in direct sunlight. This can end up heating the furniture and its contents up quickly. Remember that all of your products, whether all natural or otherwise, are technically chemicals. Excess heat can cause reactions to take place in some products that begin the spoiling process by ruining the products for their intended use. Furthermore, some products will simply melt from heating and end up changing because of that. Ensure your products are kept somewhere cool to protect them.
It might seem obvious after it appearing that heat is a problem, but the truth is many of us will store products in indirect sunlight. After all, our vanities and similar areas do still get sunlight much of the time. Unfortunately, some products do react to contact with sunlight regardless of whether it is direct or not. Heat tends to be the major problem for changing the composition of a product, but sunlight can be just as bad. It is important to avoid leaving any products where sunlight can touch them to avoid this problem. The key is remembering the lesson for avoiding overheating the products. Internal closets or drawers in furniture away from direct sunlight tend to be incredibly good options for storing products. It will avoid the major potential problems associated with spoiling products while still enabling you to pick a convenient location to ensure the products remain easy for you to use daily.
Cool, dry, and dark places are the ideal when it comes to storing products. Remember that your products can react to excess in an environment as assuredly as your skin. Avoiding creating the situation by protecting your products properly will prevent the products from being spoiled prematurely. Just remember that many products should be replaced a year after opening if you still haven’t used them all. Keeping all of this in mind will help ensure you get to enjoy your products for as long as possible without their effectiveness being damaged.