Tips To Store And Preserve Your Skin Serum Properly

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Tips To Store And Preserve Your Skin Serum Properly

Proper storage and preservation of skin serums are essential for maintaining their effectiveness and prolonging their shelf life. Serums contain potent active ingredients that can degrade when exposed to light, air, and heat, compromising their efficacy. The following tips will help you store and preserve your Esthederm products properly:

Keep it away from direct sunlight:

UV radiation from sunlight can degrade the active ingredients in your serum, reducing its potency and effectiveness. Store your serum in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight, such as a cabinet or drawer. Avoid placing it on windowsills or countertops where it can be exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods.

Seal the bottle tightly:

Air exposure can cause oxidation of the ingredients in your serum, leading to a loss of efficacy and irritation. Ensure the bottle is tightly sealed after each use to minimize air exposure. If your serum comes in a dropper or pump bottle, close the lid securely to prevent air from entering the container.

Avoid high temperatures:

Excessive heat can accelerate the degradation of active ingredients in your serum, rendering it less effective. Store your serum in a cool environment, away from sources of heat such as heaters, stoves, and direct sunlight. Avoid storing it in the bathroom, where temperature and humidity fluctuations can occur due to showering.

Use a refrigerator:

If your serum contains heat-sensitive ingredients or if you live in a warm climate, consider storing it in the refrigerator. The cool temperature of the fridge helps preserve the potency of the active ingredients and prolongs the shelf life of the serum. Be assured to place the serum away from food items to prevent contamination.

Check the expiry date:

Most skincare products, including serums, have an expiry date printed on the packaging. Pay attention to this date and discard any expired products. Using an expired serum may be less effective and also increase the risk of skin irritation or adverse reactions.

Keep it clean:

Maintain cleanliness and hygiene when using your serum to prevent contamination. Avoid touching the dropper or pump directly to your skin to minimize the transfer of bacteria. If your serum comes in a jar, use a clean spatula or scoop to dispense the product instead of dipping your fingers into the jar.

Follow manufacturer’s instructions:

Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for storage and usage provided on the product packaging. Some serums may have specific storage requirements or recommendations for optimal results.