How long do you keep your beauty products? There are expiration dates on everything nowadays. After buying some Dr. Brandt items in January I was shocked to see the expiration date was May 2008! that’s right, just five months! Isn’t that the most annoying thing?
Consider yourself forewarned about that brand, no one brought it to my attention, they just placed everything in the bag and it didn’t even occur to me to check. I really need to hurry and finish all of the products off, I can’t stand rushing through beauty products, especially skin care!
There are some things you can do to fight products expiring prematurely. Whenever possible buy a pump bottle, it will reduce the ingredients to the air and light.
Keep your prettiest perfume bottles hidden away in a cool, dark place. The only problem is you have to find a practical place that you will actually think to go to everyday. I usually sacrifice my lowest bottle of perfume to the car for the summer so I don’t ruin a lot of perfume but still have a spray handy when I’m on the go.
Bar Soap is great to keep in your dresser drawers for up to a year, then it’s time to move them into the shower stall for use.
Of course there are also items that don’t expire fast but you will want to replace often. Mascara should be changed eveyr 3 to 4 months to prevent any chance of eye infections. I also change my eyeliner and pencil after a few months, anything in contact with my eyes has to be totally clean. I’ve just heard of too eye many horror stories.
Don’t forget to keep up with your beauty product expirations!
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