You missed an important New Year’s Resolution to discard old stuff. Never fear, Spring cleaning is here. Time to clean up that beauty cabinet a.k.a. powdery bag / overfilled pouch / messy drawer / forgotten basket of beauty stashed below your bed! Well, before you sigh at our suggestion or roll your eyes at the word “cleaning” or exclaim, “Throw away my Dior and my MAC! No way!” you’d rather be excited about replenishing that (almost empty) makeup bag. A clean-up is better than fighting off a painful sty-on-the-eye 😉
Everything comes with an expiry date, ladies! Even makeup and skincare products, and even if there is no expiry date on the product. Here is your guide to figure out what should go in the bin.
Telltale Sign #1 – The smell of your product has changed.
You know what your lipstick smells like. When that fresh fruity smell suddenly acquires a stale oil-like taste, it should go in the bin. The same goes for other makeup.
Telltale Sign #2 – The color of your product has changed.
Does your pink blush have a greenish tinge to it or your foundation is off color? Discard it. Color inconsistency signifies an expired product. Moreover, that greenish tinge is surely fungus, mold, or yeast!
Telltale Sign #3 – Change in texture.
Clumpy nail polish? A change in the texture of your product is a sure sign to toss it away. Clumpy lip-gloss, separated foundations, eyeliner, or mascara needs to go!
Telltale Sign #4 – The product feels different to touch than when you bought it.
Has your crème blush lost its whipped mousse feel? Get a new one pronto! Any product that feels curdled or even on its way to being curdled needs to go!
Telltale Sign #5 – You got that sty again, now that’s thrice in a row!
Using makeup while you have an infection or when you are sick can become a breeding ground for bacteria, virus, and other germs. Eye makeup, especially, is the most sensitive, as is multi-use makeup like your 3-in-1 Wonder Stick.
Have you noticed you keep getting that sneezing allergy? It could just be your old compact sponge that’s keeping the bugs alive! Dump any makeup that is used after any sickness or infection.
Here is mySkin’s “keep your makeup clean” guide:
Your makeup makes you look good. However, it’s not worth the price of your skin health. Have you marked your spring-cleaning date already? Go girl, go!
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