Spring Cleaning for your Beauty Products

Spring is here and it's a great time to do some spring cleaning on your beauty products. How many have that eyeshadow or lipstick you bought  years ago because it's the perfect color?  Here is a guide on the shelf life of your beauty products. Take the plunge and toss if you need to and purchase fresh and new ones. Your face and body will thank you!

  • Anti-aging and acne treatments: Three months to a year. Antioxidants are easily oxidized, so be on the lookout for any changes in color.
  • Body lotion: Two to three years, particularly if it is in a pump container.
  • Shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel: About three years.
  • Bath oil: One year.
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent: Check the package for an expiration date (usually one year).
  • Mascara and liquid eyeliner: Three to four months. Make sure you are diligent about replacing these items to prevent contamination and infections.
  • Eye and lip pencils: Three to five years. Sharpen them before each use as a way to preserve them and keep them clean.
  • Lipstick and lip gloss: Two to three years ( I know, tough one).
  • Foundation: About two years. Most bottles are designed to last that long. And if you don't use it, chances are you didn't love it to begin with.
  • Perfume: About two years. To get more mileage out of a perfume, resist the temptation to display a pretty bottle on your vanity. Instead, stash it away in a cool, dark place.
  • Nail polish: One year.
  • Hairstyling products: Three to five years. Most are alcohol-based, which helps preserve the formula.
  • Bar soap: Up to three years.
  • Shaving cream: About two years.
  • Deodorant: Up to two years.
Need to replace your out-of-date products?  Let me be your personal beauty consultant and shop with me at www.youravon.com/kemi

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for providing this post! It's JUST what I needed because I never know when to throw out anything. This is a great helpful little list :)