Spring Cleaning – Makeup Addition

Spring is in the air which calls for the inevitable spring cleanup. It’s tempting to run to Sephora to pick up the latest beauty products but much like with checking out your wardrobe from last year, going through your makeup collection will allow you to take an inventory on what you do have (“Oh yeah! I totally forgot about this!”) and decide what you don’t need. Pitching what we don’t use anymore – or should I say shouldn’t be using anymore, is important not only for the sake of our loaded bathroom drawers, but also for our skin and overall well being. Like food, makeup also has an expiration date – it’s just not clearly labelled. The consistency of the product changes over time, the efficiency of the active ingredients deplete, and bacteria can grow which can lead to irritations and breakouts on your skin.* So, how do you know when it’s time for it to go?

1 month:

  • Beauty Blenders and makeup sponges

3 months:

  • Mascara
  • Loofa
  • Face masks and peels

6 months:

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Eye creams and serums
  • Face wash

1 year:

  • Moisturizer
  • Pencil liners
  • Cream blush
  • Cream eye shadows
  • Lip gloss
  • Sunscreen

2 years:

  • Lip stick
  • Lip liner
  • Nail polish
  • Powder shadow and blush
  • Body lotion and scrub
  • Perfume

3 years:

Ladies, if you still have makeup kicking around from 3+ years ago it’s time to say goodbye regardless! One thing that won’t expire, however, is your brushes. In fact if you take good care of them they can last for 5+ years. Check out how to keep them in top top shape.

Out with the old and in with the new. Happy Spring & happy cleaning!

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