Applying deliciously cool products to your skin when the weather is hot and clammy is the ultimate feeling of pampering and also helps them last longer
Having a small refrigerator for your beauty and skincare products is probably not something most of us will be investing in any time soon. However, there is a good argument for keeping certain products refrigerated to get the best out of them. Here are the main ones:
Eye creams/eye gels
Eye products are perhaps the most obvious ones to keep refrigerated as applying cool objects to the areas is a well known hack for deflating under-eye bags, boosting circulation and reducing puffiness. When you apply them straight from the fridge, they get the job done faster.
Kinvara Eye Wow! Eye Serum – has been designed to soothe and rejuvenate tired eyes, targeting signs of fatigue, dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. It also contains cucumber, which works as a cooling and calming agent.
It’s widely agreed that sheet masks work even better when you refrigerate them for at least an hour before applying. They’re the ultimate self-care treat if you’re feeling the effects of a long week or a few late nights out in a row. Tightening, brightening, refreshing and so hydrating, you’ll never regret having one of these in the fridge to pop on while you check out the latest offering on Netflix.
Vichy Mineral 89 Instant Recovery Sheet Mask – Give your skin a boost of hydration with this mask enriched with 89% Vichy Mineralizing Water and natural origin hyaluronic acid. Use as an instant recovery solution for when your skin feels stressed, tired or dehydrated.
This is a beauty tool that, when massaged against your skin, purports to keep your face looking youthful and uplifted if you use it regularly – particularly if it has been refrigerated. Jade rollers have been used as part of skincare routines for centuries. If you’re not sure how to use one, here’s a handy how to guide.
Brush Works JD Jade Roller – This double-sided roller works by decreasing puffiness, minimizing lines and making sure your daily serums and creams are penetrating deeply into your skin. Only use on clean skin.
While we all know the importance of keeping our skin protected from the sun’s rays, many of us will get a little sunburned in certain spots despite our best efforts when the weather is fine.
If that happens, there’s nothing nicer than putting cold skincare products over the affected area and feeling them work their magic as the heat immediately starts to dissipate.
Elave Botanical After Sun – This product is packed with nourishing botanicals, including aloe vera and menthol, to relieve prickly skin and combat signs of photoaging.
Ovelle Menthol Aqueous Cream – This cream is an ultra-rich, easily absorbed sulfate-free moisturiser with a touch of menthol for an instant cooling and soothing action.
Pro tip: Keep your sunscreen in the fridge too as leaving it out can lessen the effect of the SPF over time.
Keeping your makeup products cooler can help prolong their life. But putting your mascara in the fridge, you can prevent an early build up of bacteria that often occurs when it remains in a warm temperature. However, mascara should always be replaced after three months regardless of where you store it.
Did you know that heat is bad for lipsticks as it causes the natural oils to go bad? Storing them in a cold spot will make them much more long-wearing, giving you a lot more bang for your buck.
Heat and sunlight can turn nail polish gloopy and even change the colour. Keeping it in the fridge is an excellent way to maintain it’s true shade and texture for a better application.
AYU Total Lash Mascara – Infused with hyaluronic acid to nourish your lashes, this mascara features two wands and two shades – black and deep brown – to cover all bases!
Sculpted by Aimee Hydralip – Give your lips the ultimate sweep of colour, hydration and moisture with this fabulous lipstick, available in six stunning shades.
Rimmel 60 Second Nails – This polish promises a quick-drying formula that glides on to deliver high-shine, long-wearing colour in just one stroke.
If you’re a fan of natural products made without preservatives, you should perhaps think about investing in a little cosmetics refrigerator as these will certainly go off more quickly than others.
Nunaia Nourishing Radiance Serum – This facial oil serum was created to help balance the skin’s natural moisture levels, reduce redness and enhance skin tone and texture.