The storage of skin bleaching agents seems like a trivial issue, but it is one that you should definitely be keen on. The fact that you are likely to use skin bleaching agents for weeks means that they will be in contact with your body for a significant amount of time. It would be a shame to go through the trouble of doing so and then seeing no results simply because you did not store them properly.
Typically, skin bleaching agents come with instructions for storage and use. However, there are some basic principles you can use for storing them just in case they don’t. Some of these include:
Keep Them at Ideal Temperature Ranges
Bleaching agents should be stored between around 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This is cool enough to ensure that the chemical nature of the bleaching agent is not affected. Exposing most chemical products to a lot of heat usually starts and accelerates chemical reactions within the product, which means that it may change to a nature that is not useful. In the worst-case scenario, the resulting chemicals may harm your skin, and this may make you think that the product does not work.
Achieving such storage temperatures usually means finding a cool region such as your medicine cabinet, and keeping the bleach away from sunlight.
Make Sure the Labeling Is There
When storing bleaching agents, it’s important to ensure that the label on the container with the bleach is present. This is important if you have many cosmetic products, some of which are in containers that look similar to the one your bleaching agent is in. proper identification of the container’s contents reduces accidental use of the bleaching agent for the wrong reason.
Storing Multiple Bleaches by Expiry Date
In a few cases, an individual may find themselves having more than one bleaching agent, even if it’s from the same company. In these cases, it may be wise to note the expiry date for each of the bleaching agents, and then store them in such a manner that you will use and finish the one that has an earlier expiration date first. This limits the risk of ending up with expired products.
Scenarios where you might need to buy more than one jar of skin bleaching cream include when you intend to use it for your whole body, and when more than one person is likely to use it.
The other storage tips are fairly common, and include keeping them away from the reach of children and pets, as well as ensuring that they are not exposed to too much moisture. If storing them in the bathroom, ensure that the cabinet does not admit too much moisture before doing so to prevent exposure to too much water. You could consider storing the bleach in a safe wardrobe in your bedroom if the bathroom is not suitable enough.
Properly storing your skin bleaching agent will make it perform as expected throughout its life. It also reduces the risk of accidents such as ingestion by young children.