How to store your skincare to maximize its benefits

How to store your skincare to maximize its benefits

Did you know that how you store your skincare products can significantly impact their effectiveness and durability?

In this blogpost, we’re sharing our most essential tips on how to store your precious products to ensure they remain as potent and effective as the day you bought them – down to the last drop.

The ideal storage conditions

Don’t let unfortunate placement affect the efficacy of your products. One of the most crucial factors in preserving your skincare products is the storage environment.

Always store your products in a cool, dark place and avoid temperature fluctuations. Of course you shouldn’t move your products to another room every time you feel like a hot shower, but we’d recommend storing them in a closed cabinet to prevent steam and heat from affecting it.

To keep products refreshing and cooling, many have even splurged themselves with a mini skincare fridge – and though you can benefit from storing soothing products, like our Intense Hyaluronic Mask, in the fridge, a bathroom cabinet or a dedicated skincare drawer are just as excellent choices for storage.

Avoid exposing your products to direct sunlight, as UV rays can cause your skincare products to deteriorate faster, rendering them less effective. Likewise, products containing oil should never be stored in areas too cold, as this can affect the texture, leaving the product thicker and, therefore, harder to work with.

Clean hands and tight sealing is the way to go

Proper sealing is essential to prevent air and bacteria from infiltrating your products, so make sure that caps, lids, and pumps are securely closed after each use. To prevent harmful bacteria from transferring from our fingertips to our formulas, all woods_ products come in tubes and bottles with pumps.

For the same purpose, we’d always recommend that you wash your hands before applying your products to avoid spreading bacteria and grime. Clean hands mean a cleaner skincare routine, helping you reach the results you wish for.

Avoid overstocking: Need to have versus nice to have

While it’s tempting to stock up on your favorite products, buying in excess amounts can lead to waste (of both product and your money). Therefore, you should always purchase what you can reasonably use within the product’s shelf life. This not only prevents waste but also ensures that your product remains potent. At woods_, we've visualized the product's lifespan on the packaging. Look for the moisturizing can with a number on it – the number indicates the product's durability in months.

Get the most out of your products

Your skincare products are an investment in your skin’s health and beauty. To make the most of them, it’s crucial to store them correctly. By following the tips presented in this article, you can prolong the effectiveness of your skincare and get the most out of your products with no detours. Remember, healthy skin is a result of both quality products and proper storage practices.

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