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Cool it !

  • Published at 12:35 pm March 18th, 2015
Cool it !

As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to pay attention to how the changing temps may affect the performance of your skincare products. Here are four types whose effectiveness increase with a little cooling.

Under-eye creams

Notice how, when you go to get a facial, they put something cool and soothing over your eyes? The cold itself goes a long way to reducing puffiness and dark circles, so it makes sense to give your under-eye cream an extra boost by storing them in the fridge.

Pro tip

When applying the eye cream, rub in very gently, because any dragging motion can actually cause sagging in the under eye region and can defeat the purpose of using these creams.

Home-made/natural face/hair mask

Whether it’s a basic turmeric/flour mask you whipped up at home, or a store-bought uptan mix to which you added water, the very fact that these things have all-natural ingredients mean they need to be refrigerated or they’ll go bad. Treat them as you would any cooked food in the house.

Face sprays and toners

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about creating rosewater face sprays as revitalisers for tired skin. Since these also use all-natural ingredients, it’s best to store them in the fridge. Keeping toners in colder temperatures will also give you the added boost of tightening visible pores when you apply them.

Eyeliner pencils

Like your cat-eye super precise? Pop your kohl liner in the fridge 10-15 minutes before you’re ready to use them. Take them out and sharpen while still cold, and then try lining your eyes. You’ll be surprised by the sharpness of the lines. Time to try some fierce angles.