How long have your beauty products been sitting in your cabinet or drawer? If you can’t remember, it might be time to reorganize and properly store them. Following a few simple tips can help your products stay fresh for longer and get the most out of your money. Check out these ideas to create an organized beauty storage system that works for you.
You can do a few things to ensure your beauty products last as long as possible. Here are a few tips:
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to check your products’ expiration date, especially if you don’t use them often. Most products will have a specific time frame listed on the packaging, so take note of that. Once a product expires, it’s generally not effective anymore and can even be dangerous to use.
Sunlight and heat can break down many beauty products, so storing them in a cool, dark place is important. A bathroom cabinet or drawer is generally a good place to keep them.
This will help prevent the product from drying out or becoming contaminated.
Some products, such as perfumes, must be stored in a certain way to maintain quality. Make sure to follow any specific storage instructions that come with your product.
This will help prevent bacteria from contaminating the product. Be sure to wash your hands before applying anything to your face or body. Also, use clean makeup brushes, applicators, and other tools. Don’t forget to clean these items as well regularly!
Sharing makeup, brushes, etc., can spread bacteria and lead to breakouts or other skin problems. If you must share, be sure to clean everything before and after thoroughly.
The best (and worst) places to store your makeup
There are a lot of different places to store your makeup, but some are better than others. Here are the best and worst places to keep your cosmetics:
Makeup should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. The ideal storage spot for most makeup is a vanity or dressing table in a cool, well-ventilated room. If you don’t have either of these things, any cool, dry place will do – make sure it’s not too humid or sunny.
When storing makeup, it’s important to use an airtight container. This will help keep your cosmetics fresh and prevent them from drying. A good airtight container for makeup is a glass jar with a screw-on lid. You can also find specially made airtight containers for makeup at many beauty supply stores.
Believe it or not, the refrigerator is a great place to store some kinds of makeup – liquid foundation, eye serum, and face cream. These products will last longer when kept in a cool environment like the fridge, so if you have the space, it’s worth storing them there. Make sure to let them come back to room temperature before using them on your skin!
A clean makeup bag is essential for storing your cosmetics. Not only will it help to keep your makeup organized, but it will also prevent the transfer of bacteria from one product to another. When choosing a makeup bag, look for one made from a washable material like nylon or canvas. And be sure to wash it regularly!
The Worst Places to Store Your Makeup
The bathroom is probably the worst place to store your makeup. The humidity in most bathrooms is too high, which can cause makeup products to spoil quickly. Plus, the heat from showers and baths can also damage some cosmetics – so it’s best to keep them out of the bathroom altogether.
Never leave your makeup in a hot car, as the heat can damage or melt many products. If you must store your makeup in a car, keep it in an insulated bag or cooler to protect it from the heat.
Direct sunlight can fade and damage many cosmetics, so it’s best to avoid storing them in sunny spots. If you don’t have any other choice, keep them in an airtight container or covered them with a cloth to shield them from the light.
If you’re still using the same makeup bag you had in high school, it’s time to upgrade. An old makeup bag is more likely to harbor bacteria, which can lead to breakouts or other skin problems. Plus, it’s just not very sanitary! When choosing a new makeup bag, look for one made from a washable material like nylon or canvas. And be sure to wash it regularly.