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Those who track many beauty accounts on Instagram are probably familiar with the #minifridgeshelfie: a delightfully tiny refrigerator that has "gram-worthy skincare supplies". Is provided. It's probably millennial pink, and the chance is that it contains some candy-colored Drunk Elephant bottles, one or two leaf masks, and an artfully posed jade roller. If, like me, you spend far too much time and money thinking about skincare, a mini fridge dedicated to your most precious serums and creams is the ultimate luxury.
But do you actually need a ? The short answer: Probably not. "Skin care stays cold," says Howard Sobel, a dermatologist from New York. "There is no difference in the actual features and benefits."
However, if you tend to use formulas with a shorter shelf-life (more on that later), you'll enjoy the feeling of something cold on your face (who is not?), And, more importantly, more space in your bathroom, a mini-fridge for skin care may be worth it. (Related: 1
When certain products are cracked in the refrigerator, this can bring some bonus benefits. "[It] adds face masks, moisturizers and creams with an additional soothing effect, which is particularly helpful in treating irritated skin," says Dr. Sobel. (Related: The best sheet masks for each body part)
He recommends keeping masks ("that feel cool ingredients like mint when they're cold") and eye cream ("it can reduce the eye area under the eye)" Cold serums may also help to soothe inflamed acne pellets, he adds, as well as any formula that contains aloe. When it's cold, the ingredient can be incredibly soothing.
Better kept at room temperature? Your make-up "It makes no real difference in application or effectiveness," he says.
The specific ingredients in your products are also to be considered, says Debra Jaliman, MD, another dermatologist in New York City and Author of Skin Rules .
"Refrigerated products can extend shelf life," she says, including vitamin C, retinol, and benzoyl peroxide formulas ese Ingredients "should not be stored in warm environments," explains Dr. med. Jaliman, and if left to cool in the fridge, they could last longer.
Are you ready to become a beauty refrigerator? The brand you see most on Instagram is Cooluli. Your 4, 10 and 15 liter mini fridges are available in a range of fun colors (we love this black and white model). Prices start at Amazon at $ 49.
Another great choice is the Chefman Mini Fridge, $ 39 on Amazon; It has a small handle on top so you can easily move around in your house. Since it is so portable, this refrigerator is also enthusiastically rated by mothers who use it to store baby bottles.
If you want to marvel at your Drunk Elephant bottles at any time, we love this retro-inspired mini refrigerator from Uber Appliance. It's a bit more expensive ($ 78 on Amazon), but has a glass door so you can see the content, as well as some really cool color options.
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This story was originally published on Health.com by Kathleen Felton.