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While you’re spring cleaning your living space and switching your closet over to your summer wardrobe, don’t forget to spring clean your makeup bag.
Yes, that expensive makeup does have an expiry date.
When you purchase cosmetics, check for an expiry date right away. If it is only on the packaging, write the date on the container with a Sharpie or silver pen. The FDA doesn’t require cosmetic companies to provide an expiry date so if you can’t find one, write the date you purchased it on the container.
How to know your makeup is old:
- past expiry date – even if it looks great
- a rancid odor
- chemical separation
- makeup has changed color
- develops a film
- watery top layer
- clumping or other changes in texture
- crusty flaking on lid
Once air hits opened makeup it starts to oxidize and degrade. Cosmetics can become contaminated with yeast or bacterial growth from use.
Store cosmetics in a cool, dry place and your makeup will last longer. (This rules out the bathroom!)
If you’ve had an eye infection, sty or skin irritation it’s time to toss all of your makeup and make a clean, fresh start.
Cosmetic freshness dates to help you decide
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