If you have purchased organic skincare products already, then you probably know about all of the benefits. The real question is, will the products hold up to the test of your next adventure? Are there special precautions that you should be taking to preserve the freshness or viability of your products? Keep reading to learn about organic sunscreen storage and how you can keep your products fresh for as long as possible.
Do Organic Skincare Products Expire?
All skincare items should be replaced at a certain interval, depending on the product in question. The trick is to ensure that your products make it to their expiration date without falling apart, melting, or losing their potency. With that being said, natural skincare typically lasts about as long as any other product, which is surprising with the lack of chemicals and preservatives. Make sure that you check your expiration dates though to avoid using expired products on your body or face.
With some products, using past their expiration can cause skin irritation, redness, and swelling. In sunscreens, bug sprays, and other products with a protective purpose, passing the expiration may indicate a loss of potency. This means that your expired products may fail to protect against UV rays or insects.
How To Keep Natural Products Working Longer
The first step for prolonging the life of your natural skin care products is to store them in a temperature-controlled, low humidity environment. It doesn’t matter if the product is natural, preserved, or supernatural, leaving anything in a hot car, shed, or inhabitable atmosphere will quickly reduce its lifespan. There’s no need to take special precautions such as storing items in your fridge, but you may want to clear out a space that will stay cool and dry, especially if you are storing the products for an extended period of time.
You should also consider keeping products in a cabinet or drawer where direct sunlight can be avoided. When you take the product out for an adventure, keep it in a bag or stored away from the light to prevent the ingredients from heating up.
Using, storing, and keeping organic products up until they expire is easy with a few simple steps. Keeping your products out of direct sunlight and in a temperature-controlled room for the majority of its life will ensure that your skincare items stay fresh for as long as possible. Top-quality skincare is an investment, but with a bit of caution, you can ensure that your products are around long enough to use entirely.