Just like foods, beauty products also have an expiration date. According to experts, you should avoid surpassing the 6 month mark when it comes to using your make up. For example, a sign that your mascara has lost its mojo, is when it starts to clump or dry out. A way to tell if mascara is still good to use is if it slides out glossy and even has a little excess product on the brush.
Is It Time To Replace?
When it comes to cream shadows, blushes or lip products having cracks in them, it’s time to make a run to the drugstore and replace the old cosmetics. This makeup will not serve its purpose not to mention live up to its application potential compared to when you bought it years ago. Making sure to especially replenish eye makeup is imperative as bacteria can be more susceptible to get into the eye and cause infection.
If cosmetics have any spots or fuzz, this is a sign of bacteria or fungus. If you still use these expired products on your face, it could result in blemishes or infection. Also trying to add water to preserve an old product can actually make it worse and cause more bacteria to grow.
Even products like sunscreen, if kept for too long, can cause ingredients to lose their efficacy. This poses risk for the skin to be sunburned.
Smells And Color Fade
Color changes in makeup can also be a sign that it has expired and that it should be thrown away. Also any funky smells can be a sign that the makeup should not be used and tossed instead. Even a product’s appearance can be what’s needed to determine if it’s good or not. In order to preserve your skin’s freshness, you need to apply fresh makeup and try to replace it every 6 months.