Most of the females have done this sin at least once in their lifetime. We also know that one of the most important rules in skincare is not to use expired products, even though it the tempting to use every drop of makeup or skincare product. Goddess skin is the result of a good habit and lucky genetics. Very least understands that some of the breakouts and sensitivity on the skin may come from expired foundations, eyeshadows, or eyeliners. Expiration dates serve a bigger purpose than merely getting you to buy another product. That’s because old expired makeup not only works less efficiently, but it can do serious damage to your skin.
What happens to the product when it expires?
Active ingredients become compromised over time. A foundation with SPF becomes less effective the sun protection when it expired. Also, their consistency changes, they are going to dry out, get clumpy, and not apply as smoothly. That’s true for everything from mascara to lipstick and foundation.
What happens to the skin when using expired makeup?
The reaction or irritation is the most common condition that expired makeup can cause. This happens due to the molecules that break down into something else, which can lead to inflammation. And contact dermatitis, a broad term for inflammation of the skin, can, in turn, lead to redness, bumps, a rash, or even blisters and swelling of the skin.
Your expired makeup can also start to harbor bacteria. When it comes to your skin, this can mean irritation and bumps that look like acne.
And when it comes to your eyes, this bacteria buildup can cause infections, irritations, and pink eye.
Lipstick, using an expired one can cause swelling and inflammation of lips.
Consider these factors
Some makeup products may be your favorites, cost lots of money, and you wait until they are finished. Make sure to consider the side effects like irritation, inflammation, breakouts.
If you can not figure out if your makeup has expired, make yourself these questions, and you will find the answer.
Does it smell off?
Is it separating?
Has the consistency changed?
Is the color different?
Does it lay different on my skin?
Consider the place you store the makeup
To prolong your makeup’s shelf life, proper makeup storage is the key. Although it may make sense to keep cosmetics in the bathroom, storing products there may not be the best idea. Humid steam from showers can breed mold, especially in older products. This makes them more prone to be easily compromised.
So as a general rule, you should replace your mascara every three months, eyeliner and eye shadow every six to 12 months, and lipstick every one and a half years. Meanwhile, the average expiration date for foundation, powder and other facial makeup is 12 months.
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