Makeups Expiration Date: When Should You Toss It

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Did you know makeup has an expiration date?

Expired cosmetics can cause skin irritation and eye infections. It can also cause heavy break outs.

Unlike food, cosmetics aren’t required to have an expiration date on their packaging. The way to keep track of your cosmetics is to date it from the time you open it.

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Here’s a life span chart of the most commonly used makeup and when you should toss it…

Mascara:

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Every 3 months

Eye Pencils:

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2 years when sharpened often

Eye Shadow:

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2 years for powder, 12 months for liquid

Lipstick:

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2 years

Blushes:

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powder 2 years, cream 12 months

Foundation & Concealer:

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12 months

Cleaning your brushes also helps to preserve your makeup.

Spot cleaning should be done every time you use your brushes. Deep cleaning should be done twice a week or once a month.

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Bet you will pay attention to your makeup and how often you use it now…

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