Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Old Make UP!!

So I have been hearing a great deal about expiration dates for make up and other items.  I didn't realize even some lotions even have expiration dates.  Evidently because of the natural ingredients in them they go bad after a time.  

• Mascara: 3 months

• Cleanser: 6 months

• Eye shadow: 6 months 

• Foundation: 6 months

• Moisturizer: 6 months 

• Concealer: 6 to 8 months

• Blush: 6 to 12 months

• Lipstick and gloss: 1 year 

• Powder: 1 year

• Toner: 1 year

• Nail polish: 2 years

• Applicator sponges and brushes: toss disposable ones and wash others regularly.

Keep makeup containers tightly closed and store them at room temperature. Toss anything that looks or smells bad. Yuck.

Bear in mind that natural cosmetics, and those that have no preservatives, may expire sooner than others. You should never add water or (worse!) saliva to thin out a foundation or other cosmetic. Do not return unused foundation to the container. Discard if you accidentally pour out too much. Do not share cosmetics. (Similarly, avoid testers in department stores.)

So the last couple of days I have been going through every cabinet throwing things away.  I filled half a trash bag!!  I always think I'll use that lotion later.  I had like 10 bottles of Bath and Body Lotions under the sink..that were a couple of years old or more.  YIKES!  No woman likes to throw away make up but.. for our health we must! :)


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Anonymous said...

My lesson from this is that I need to BUY less! I often get makeup free after some deal or other ... but it's not even worth paying the tax if it just is stored and then put into the trash! Good reminder ...

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