If so, chances are you are slathering on expired makeup.
What's lurking in your makeup bag???
Like food, makeup has an expiration date, and over time cosmetics can harbor harmful bacteria that can lead to infections. Makeup studies have shown that some women keep their make-up for up to six years after their expiry date, and 70% of women never clean their makeup brushes.
Check out the dates below and find out when you should toss your makeup stash. Expiration dates begin from the time you first open the product. Each brand has their own expiration date for their products.
Powders and shadows: 6 months to 2 years
Cream shadows: 6 months to 12 months
Liquid Foundation and Concealer: 6 months to 1 year
Lipstick & lip liner: 1 year
Mascara: 3 months
Eyeliners: 6 months to 1 year
Moisturizers and Skin Care: 1 to 2 years
Makeup brushes: Clean weekly using a mild detergent
Makeup sponges: Replace weekly, or when sponge becomes soiled
Tips for keeping your skin clean and your makeup fresh:
Smell your cosmetics. If they have an unusual odor, they may contain bacteria and should be discarded.
Always make sure that products are closed tight and stored out of sunlight, as this can destroy the preservatives.
Don't use any eye products if you currently have an eye infection.
Don’t use any lip products if you have a cold sore.