Unlike packaged foods and medications, cosmetics are not required by law to show expiration dates on their labels. But they do deteriorate over time. When you use a product that’s past its prime, at best, you won’t get the maximum benefits. At worst, you could pick up a nasty infection because bacteria start building up the minute you open a new jar, bottle, or tube. So if you’re hanging on to a tube of glittery mascara that you wore to ring in the new millennium, do yourself a favor—pitch it right now!
Then discard any cosmetic, regardless of its age, that has changed in color, texture, or aroma. Otherwise, keep the following in mind:
The lifespan of makeup can be greatly shortened if it isn’t used and stored properly. By following these simple guidelines, you can help ensure that your cosmetics don’t turn into useless, germ-spreading clutter before their time:
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