Almost EVERYONE wears makeup and uses skin care but forget to throw it out. Like fresh milk and food it does spoil and has a shelf life.
Here is a basic list once opened:
Skin care like moisturizer and eye cream last around a year
Retin-A or other face products prescribed by a physician last a year or less
Sonic Cleanser brush heads need changing every three or 4 months.
Foundation: Liquid formulas last a little under a year. Creams last a bit longer.Powder foundation lasts approximately two years or so.
Blush powder formula lasts approximately two years and cream blush lasts around a year.
Mascara a healthy recommendation is the 3 month rule.
Eyeshadow in powder formula last a couple of years. Creams last around a year.
Loose or pressed powders last a few years.
Lipstick lasts about a year or more.
Lip gloss lasts about a year
Toothbrush heads on sonic units need changing every few months
Replace your toothbrush every three months with a fresh toothbrush.
Makeup Brushes and sponges…see demo on TV for more information.
Perfume,cologne or after shave last about a year. Don’t store it in direct sunlight or in humid bathroom.
If the beauty product smells bad,the liquid foundation turns half beige and half green or other crazy colors (Yes, I have seen this happen) or you’re in doubt it’s really time to throw them out.
If you’d like to protect your face,skin,eyes and beauty…Try the Once Opened Beauty Expiration kit.As a professional makeup artist I use this pretty easy kit.Or you can use white labels with a water-resistant marker.
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