Last Updated on October 28, 2020
It’s time for your makeup bag to kiss those expired products goodbye!
No matter how attached you may be to your makeup products, it’s actually important to regularly get rid of products that are too old to use safely.
Among the most common questions asked about this subject, we find the following: can makeup expire? When does makeup expire? How to know that your makeup is expired? And, is it bad to use expired makeup?
Throughout this article, we’ll answer all of these and more, so make sure to keep reading until the end (this isn’t a long read btw.
7. So, why should you throw away your old makeup?
Well, because that palette or lipstick has been hanging around for years, there are huge chances that it may have been compromised by bacteria, fungi, or other nasty stuff that can cause infections, irritation, or any other skin problems.
Although we don’t really love the idea that makeup cannot live forever, its expiration dates and warnings are there for a very good reason, which is protecting your skin.
So any undesirable effects that may emerge prior to wearing expired makeup would be considered entirely your fault. Also, your makeup’s texture can change after it’s exposed to air, making it less enjoyable to apply and more disappointing over time. Exposure to different temperatures can affect the quality and purity of makeup products as well. Natural beauty products tend to expire sooner than conventional ones; this is because they are often free of harmful, chemical preservatives. This makes natural makeup much better for your skin but probably bad for your wallet. Now that we’ve covered why makeup cannot live eternally, let’s find out some of the most important signs that your makeup should better stay off your skin.
6. Your mascara or liquid eyeliner has been open for more than 3 months
You should get new mascara and liquid eyeliner exactly once every 90 days. Keep in mind that such products have liquid formulas that are very likely to develop fungi and bacteria. This means replacing them on a regular basis will guarantee safe and healthy skin. Note that using mascara, eyeliner, and similar products on your eye area is good enough reason to make you think about replacing them every 3 months to avoid infection or any other skin issues.