Should I throw away all my makeup? Preservatives in makeup don’t last forever.
In general, to maintain a clear and attractive complexion you should discard old makeup. It can harbor germs, degrade, and become rancid. Only the most powerful preservatives might inhibit microbes.
How often should you replace your makeup? If you don’t wear them every day, it could be time to throw them out. So, how often should we replace our makeup? “I do recommend replacing your makeup every six to 12 months,” says Dr. Liz Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinics.
Does makeup really expire? Yes, makeup DOES expire
Liquid foundation generally lasts for 12 months, while mascara and eyeliner only stretch for three. Lip products will generally go for around two years, but can begin deteriorating earlier if used frequently.
How do you tell if your makeup is expired?
- The first step is to smell the makeup. If anything smells off, toss it.
- Look to see if it has changed color.
- Pay attention to whether or not the texture has changed, and throw away if the product feels different on your skin.