It’s officially summer and that means I am looking for anything and everything that’ll help cool me down. Our summers have been brutally hot these last few years, and anything that can help me cool down and feel refreshed is welcome – like keeping certain skincare items in my fridge.
Over the last couple of years, those adorable little mini-fridges have been EVERYWHERE in the skincare world. At first, I thought they were just adorable props for skincare brand photos but as more and more people began investing in them themselves, I realized they really had value in terms of what they do for your skincare products.
Now, the thing about those mini-fridges: they really aren’t necessary. If you have a fridge in your kitchen then you can just use that and it’ll do the exact same thing – so don’t think you need to run out and grab a mini skincare fridge in order to enjoy the benefits of refrigerated skincare.
The mini-fridges are just cute and convenient if you want your skincare all in your bathroom rather than in your kitchen. Here are some cute options if you do want to invest in one for yourself:
FYI: If you don’t want to keep any of these items in your fridge, you absolutely do not have to. The cooling aspect of keeping these items in your fridge mainly just helps with de-puffing the skin and eliminating inflammation.
Alright, and now let’s actually get into the products that benefit from being refrigerated!
Skincare You Should Be Keeping in Your Fridge
If you use a gel eye mask or gel sleeping mask to de-puff your eyes in the morning, then you’re going to want to keep it in the fridge. The cooling element is what really helps de-puff your under eyes and your entire face. Plus, it’s a great way to wake yourself up from that early morning grogginess!
I’ve just recently begun putting my eye cream in the fridge – and I only put my morning eye cream in the fridge, not my evening one. This is because in the morning I want my eye care to really de-puff my under eyes and get rid of any visible inflammation. Lately, I’ve been using this eye cream and it’s been such a refreshing part of my morning skincare routine.
This one is a little uncomfortable when you first apply it to your face but like your eye cream and gels, when you apply a cooling sheet mask to your face, it will help reduce inflammation, puffiness, and nicely cool the skin. During our most recent heatwave, I did this a few times and it was quite lovely.
I don’t know about you, but I am pretty much always tired – and especially in the afternoons, I get pretty intense lulls. One way I like to refresh my skin and wake myself up midday (also a great way to refresh my makeup) is to spritz on a bit of a face mist. It immediately gives that little burst of energy that I need to get through my workload during the afternoon.
I also really like using facial mists to make sure my skin is nice and damp before I apply my moisturizers, especially the Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel, because many moisturizers and the Bio-Gel Dry Skin Gel only really work if there is moisture they are locking into the skin. They act as a barrier and help seal in all that moisture-goodness.
If you experience puffiness in the morning, then one way to de-puff your skin quickly is by using an Ice-Roller or cooled-down Gua Sha or Jade Roller. Simply keep it in your fridge overnight and then use it in the AM (once it is all nice and cold) to press your skincare into your skin.
The cooling aspect of this apparently helps boost circulation which brings blood to the surface of the skin and helps reduce puffiness and improve overall radiance.