If you take a moment to view Instagram’s explore page, instead of seeing shelves lined with beauty products as per usual, you’ll notice a plethora of mini makeup and skin care refrigerators. Skin care fridges have been popular for a while now, but the trend shows no sign of slowing down: think those photos and videos of cute mini fridges, overflowing with sheet masks, eye creams, jade rollers, facial moisturizers, and more.
But while you may think that skin care fridges are solely for the aesthetic, mini fridges can actually have some major benefits for your skin care products, and in turn, your skin. Ready for the full scoop? Read on to find out what you can store in our own skin care fridge.
Why Should You Use a Skin Care Fridge?
So, you’ve seen fridges full of skin care products and even certain makeup essentials, but why are beauty appliances suddenly so popular? There are a few reasons mini skin fridges are taking over.
1. Refrigerated Beauty Products Feel Amazing
Have you ever splashed cool water on your face and felt immediately refreshed? Well, using chilled skin care products can give a similar, cooling effect that you’ll absolutely love. Additionally, some skin care products like vitamin C can benefit from being kept cool to keep them safe from the humid temperatures of your bathroom after a hot shower.
2. You Can Keep Snacks And Skin Care Separate
Not everyone wants to see a tool they rub all over their face (like a jade roller) right next to their butter, eggs and jelly. Some people believe skin care and food should be kept separate and wouldn’t want their beauty products stowed too close to things they consume, so having a totally separate skin care fridge allows your food and skin care to have their own spaces.
3. Your Beauty Products Can Be Right Where You Want Them
If you want to avoid having to trek downstairs to the fridge every night to put on eye cream, you’ll be much better at keeping your skin care resolutions if all the necessary products are within reach, stored in a skin fridge right on your vanity or bathroom counter.
Which Products Should Be Stored in a Skin Care Fridge?
You can’t go wrong with keeping most products in a skin care fridge, but in the case that you have a new mini fridge to pack with products, here are our best suggestions:
A cool moisturizer feels great at the end of the night, and this particular moisturizer already has a cooling effect so sticking it in the fridge will be an added boost. Your skin will immediately feel moisturized and nourished, and by morning it’ll be smoother and softer to the touch.
As if serums, with their potent formulas, weren’t amazing enough, application becomes a luxurious experience when you keep them in the fridge. The next time your skin is in need of a moisture surge, smooth on a serum formulated with hyaluronic acid that’s been kept chilled in your skin care fridge.
Applying multiple serums is essential in any skin pampering routine, but you can really take the TLC to the next level by storing your vitamin C serum in a beauty fridge. Try applying your cool serum before a hot day on the beach, layering it under your sunscreen. Vitamin C is also an active that loses its potency when exposed to extreme heat, so storing it in a fridge is an extra safety measure — but this product is packaged in an opaque bottle to have the same effect.
You can’t go wrong with keeping an eye cream nice and cool. Your under-eye area is sure to appreciate receiving a cool treat, not to mention the benefits of reduced puffiness and diminished dark circles with every application. Applying this product cold with its rollerball cold also helps to further depuff the eye area.
Applying a night cream or an overnight mask that’s been refrigerated can be cooling and relaxing. Try a formula like this one, with retinol, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, to not just cool down but also address anti-aging concerns while you sleep and brighten skin.
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