So we all pay close attention to expiry dates on our food right? God forbid we even come close to manky food with strange stuff growing from it lol ok I am being over dramatic. But yeah, so there is an expiry date for a reason no? So why is it we dont apply this to cosmetics? They dont necesarilly have actual expiry dates printed on them but they do have a shelf life once open! Most cosmetics should be disposed of after 6, 12 and 24 months, pero cuantas realmente hacen eso?? ME INCLUDED! And you know what? ITS VERY NAUGHTY!! Once you break that seal and open that new gorgeous lip gloss, or that favoruite mascara, you are already exposing it to bacteria etc.
By using a mascara for example, for more than 6 months, you run the risk of catching 'pink eye' or the medical term CONJUNCTIVITIS... by using old makeup you also run the risk of an allergic reaction.
My advise to you is to go check your make-up, and do a spring clean of it all. If you have any old mascaras, THROW IT AWAY, if you have eye-shadows that you know you've had for a while and you havent used it, THROW IT AWAY! Lipsticks and Lipglosses, sharing these with friends, or using old ones can cause cold sores now how horrible is that? so guess what I'm about to say to you - yup thats right THROW THE DAMN THING AWAY!! lets be more careful with our face and body by being more aware of what we use!
A BIT OF AN EXTRA GUIDE:
the below is just a guide, you should always check all your packaging.
MASCARAS: 3 - 6 months shelf life once opened
MOISTURIZER: 3-12 months
OIL FREE FOUNDATION: 12 months
MOISTURIZING, CREAM OR COMPACT FOUNDATION: 18 months
POWDER: 2 years
for more info, I used the following site http://www.ivillage.co.uk/beauty/makeup/tips/articles/0,,548145_183872-1,00.html
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Happy reading ladies, and hope you find the above informative...