Ask The Makeup Diva
Welcome to Ask The Makeup Diva! Our resident expert, The Makeup Diva, answers makeup and skin care questions sent in by readers just like you.
Q: I've got a lot of old, already opened makeup sitting around in my bathroom. How do I know what's safe to keep and use, and what I should throw away?
A: We go to so much trouble to keep our skin clean and healthy, the last thing you want is to contaminate it with old, possible unsafe cosmetics. Here's a handy guide to the shelf life of already opened products:
Cleanser: 1 year
When in doubt, check the odor, color and consistency of a product you think might be too old to use. It is looks, smells, or feels bad or "off", throw it out!
Knowing how long your products will keep for not only protects your skin, but it's a great way to monitor your buying habits; if you keep buying creams that end up going bad because you don't use them, you'll know to buy only what you will actually use.
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