Getting new beauty products is a lot like having new babies to love, without having to go through labor. And the feeling to cover your body* with new makeup is simply out of this world.
*Don’t listen to people who tell you there’s such a thing as “too much makeup.”
But while we’re starstruck with the beautiful children we’ve just adopted. This little symbol on the package goes Unnoticed.
If the product has passed its expiration date, the product either becomes ineffective or it can possibly cause a bacterial infection.
For example, mascara expires in six months and if you’ve been using it for longer, you’re consistently putting bacteria from your eyes into a expired product tube, and that bacteria can grow, which again you’re redepositing in your eyes. PLUS, expired, dry mascara causes flakes, which is never cute.
TL;DR: Throw the expired product.
Every beauty product should have the jar and number symbol on its packaging — whether it’s on the product itself or on the packing it comes in. Make sure you look for the symbol before you throw out the plastic and/or paper packaging.
The countdown begins the day you open the product, not the day you buy it. So if you buy makeup and don’t open it for another month, start counting from the day you begin using the product.
Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You!
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