Most of us buy a few new cosmetics here and there, but we forget about throwing away the old stuff. Old may mean out of date, ugly, or just plain yucky! Purge your make-up bag and only keep the essentials.When it comes to cold and flu germs, germiphobes we are not. But the bacteria living in your cosmetics are a different story. We may not stick strictly to this, but here are some shelf life guidelines for opened cosmetics.
- 2 months: mascara
- 6-9 months: moisturizer with SPF, liquid eyeliner, and BB cream
- 1 year: foundation, moisturizer without SPF, concealer, cream blush, eye pencil, lip liner
- 12-18 months: lipstick, powder, bronzer, eye shadow
- 2 years: nail polishSo while you’re doing your spring cleaning, don’t forget to freshen up your make-up!