Melting in the heat? Your beauty products might be, too. Chilling these staples in the fridge (or freezer!) not only keeps them fresh, it offers bonus beat-the-heat benefits.
(Hot tip: Try keeping your beauty products in a wine fridge. You can even put one in your bedroom or bathroom!)
Heat can lessen the effectiveness of ingredients in SPF, leaving you prone to sunburn. But placing sunscreen in your cooler or fridge ensures superior protection—and the frosty feel offers relief on hot days. One to try: Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 ($34, Sephora)
Extended periods of time in warm environments (like your car or beach bag) can cause lipstick to separate, melt, or change texture. Stashing it in the freezer helps the formula stay intact, kills bacteria and cools off lips in one swipe! One to try: Charlotte Tilbury in Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34, Sephora)
Age-defying serum ingredients (like vitamin C or retinol) notoriously lose their potency when exposed to sunlight and heat. But placing the bottle in a cool, dark fridge slows their breakdown. Plus, when applied to skin, the chill shrinks inflamed capillaries on skin’s surface to reduce heat-induced rashes, rosacea or flushing. One to try: Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum ($118, Sephora)
Perfume and scented mists.
Spritzing cold fragrance onto pulse points (such as the wrists and on the back of the neck) lowers blood temperature for a cooling effect on the entire body. Plus, keeping fragrances chilled helps preserve their scent longer. One to try: Chanel No 5 L’eau All-Over Spray ($60, Sephora)
This article originally appeared in our print magazine.