HOW TO PREVENT YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM GOING RANCID

HOW TO PREVENT YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM GOING RANCID
It’s important to know how to prevent your beauty products from going rancid within a short time in this era where people are delving more into organic and natural based beauty alternatives which claim to be preservative free.

It’s however important to note that not all preservative are bad. Most products made with little or no preservatives go bad within a very short time if they’re handled the wrong way. I read somewhere from a product formulator that if your beauty products don’t contain preservatives then you should run! especially when they’re water based. Even oil based products go rancid when exposed to some elements that I’ll explain below.

SIMPLE THINGS TO DO TO PREVENT YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM GOING RANCID

1. Keep in a cool dry place

I’m sure you see this all the time on both drugs, foods, haircare and even skin care products. Keeping your products in a wet or hot environment increases the chances of the products going bad. Always keep your products away from direct sunlight.

2. Don’t store your products in the bathroom

This tip applies to mostly oil based products. Storing your products in the bathroom exposes it to moisture which in turn makes your product a breeding place for bacteria.

3. Minimize how often you dip your hands into your beauty products

To prevent your beauty products from going rancid, avoid dipping your wet hands into your products as doing so will introduce moisture and bacteria into your products. Only dip clean dry hands into your products, if the product is more water based like lotion, you can opt for a pump bottle instead.

4. Keep the cap tightly closed always

Keeping your products open will expose your products to air, dust and moisture, I’m sure you don’t want to put some contaminated stuff on your beautiful skin.

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HOW TO KNOW THAT YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS ARE GOING RANCID

Physical signs that your products are going or have gone rancid are abnormal changes in colour and smell. It usually develops a bad smell, feels curdled with visible brown specs which are probably bacteria growth on your beauty product eww!

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4 Comments

  1. 8th October 2018 / 2:11 pm

    I agree with you. I once got a face cream and before I knew it, the color changed from yellowish to dark brown. It did not occur to me on time that it was rancid until I started noticing my face having some terrible reactions. I had to throw it away. I guess it did not contain any preservatives.

    • Vanessa
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      8th October 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Maybe it did. Product formulation has to do with proportions, the preservative might not make up for any extra ingredient (water in this case). Wrong storage might also be another factor. I’m sorry about your experience Debs.

  2. 8th October 2018 / 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I use to buy products and wouldn’t use them for years. Of course, I have sinced trash them. And keep minimum products.

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