Quick Guide on When to Toss Your Makeup & Skincare Products

In the past, I was terrible at throwing out old makeup and skincare products, letting my bathroom grow cluttered as I took in more products but didn’t get rid of anything.

Hoard much? 

Yes, I do!

Only beauty products tho.

And shoes.

And clothes.

It wasn’t until I thought I was developing glaucoma thanks to cloudy eyes due to old mascara, that I starting considering the possibility that my makeup was old!

I realized that I had mascara from years ago that I kept in rotation.

If you use natural, organic, clean, and/or non-toxic products, especially natural skincare, you will notice the smell is off and oils will give off a pungent scent alerting you that it’s rancid.

Conventional products typically have lots of preservatives in them, you won’t know when a product is past its prime.

  • 6 MONTHS
    • Mascara
    • Makeup sponges

  • 1 YEAR
    • Lipsticks
    • Lip liners / Brow liners
    • Cleansers

  • 12-18 MONTHS
    • Liquid foundations
    • Concealers
    • Blush
    • Eyeshadow

  • UP TO 2 YEARS
    • Moisturizers
    • Pressed powders

Tips To Help Extend The Life Of Your Natural Skincare & Makeup Products: