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How Often Should You Throw Out Your Opened Makeup?

How Often Should You Throw Out Your Opened Makeup?

Let's talk about something that's not so pretty: old makeup. Yeah, we know, throwing away that favorite lipstick or eyeshadow palette that you've had since high school can be tough. But trust us, it's for your own good. Keeping makeup for too long can lead to a buildup of bacteria, which can cause breakouts, infections, and all sorts of icky stuff that you definitely don't want on your face. So, how often should you toss out opened makeup? We'll break it down for you.

First things first, check the expiration dates on your products. Yes, we know it's not the most exciting thing in the world, but it's important. Most makeup products have a little symbol on the packaging that tells you how many months the product is good for after opening. Mascara, for example, should be tossed after about three months. Foundation and concealer can last up to a year, while powder products like blush and eyeshadow can last up to two years. However, these are just general guidelines, and you should always trust your instincts. If a product looks or smells off, it's time to say goodbye.

But why is it so important to toss out old makeup, you ask? Well, think about it this way, every time you dip your fingers or a brush into a product, you're introducing bacteria to the mix. And if that product is old, it's already got a whole host of bacteria living in it. Gross, right? Plus, as makeup sits around, it can dry out, which can lead to flaky, uneven application. So, not only is old makeup potentially harmful, but it also doesn't even look or feel half as good on your skin.

This is why we created the On The Glow Concealer pod. Because it’s designed for a few use, the concealer won’t be sitting around for eons, collecting dust and bacteria. Plus, it's super convenient and easy to use. Just pop open the pod, dab a little product on with your finger, blend it out, and you're good to go.

We know it can be tough to part with your favorite makeup products, but trust us, your skin will thank you. And with products like the On The Glow Concealer pod, you won't have to sacrifice quality or convenience. So, go ahead and toss out that old mascara, and give your makeup bag a little spring cleaning!