Is your lucky lipstick lacking in something? Are you feeling itchy after using one of the most excellent moisturizers? And is your one of the favorite mascara not able to deliver its usual volume anymore? It could mean that they have completed their life span.
Besides buying makeup products with natural preservatives and keeping lids of the containers tight, studies are now suggesting that some simple environmental factors could preserve your makeup products for too long. One of these environmental factors is dedicating a dark space in your room to your makeup products. Lots of influencers out there have even tried investing in mini-fridges to store their favorite makeup products. With almost all of us in Covid-19 lockdown, now could be the best time to examine your beauty stash.
Beauty products like sunscreen should last between 12 – 24 months, while face masks normally expire within 3 – 6 months. But it is more about looking at your makeup product than the date of expiration. If your beauty product has come across some big particles out of its own material or it is smelling, something is not right at all.
How long should my skincare last?
You need to make sure you are not using something that has come across some harmful agents, resembling its near end, into your skin, as it could not only cause breakouts but can go down into your body. This can cause some severe problems in your body. And if all the active ingredients have gone off, the time you have just spent on your ten-step regime could have been wasted. Rather than taking a fluke and potentially poisoning yourself, try looking for some secret symbols:
- Look at the “Period after opening” on the little tub-and-lid symbol that has a 6M or 12M printed inside it. Most beauty products in the market have a shelf life of over 30 months when left untouched and unopened. The numbers 6 and 12 indicate that the product is safe to use between that number of months.
- Best before date is the date before which you must use your beauty product. The best before date is required for the product that has an unopened shelf life of under 30 months.
- If your product comes in some kind of pot or jar, don’t use your fingers. You need to use a cotton bud or scoop to take it out.
These are some of the symbols that you can look at when you are examining your beauty products. These symbols don’t consider the way you keep your beauty product. You can try labeling your product with the date of opening, as suggested by some of the doctors.