Now that it’s officially Spring, it’s time for some serious cleaning & that means your makeup as well! Believe it or not, your makeup expires & you have to toss it before you breakout! We have expert tips on when your makeup expires & how you can tell.
Believe it or not, your makeup is like your food — there is an expiration date. Yes, even your bronzer and powdered cosmetics expire and they actually retain germs and bacteria that eventually lead to break outs. With that said, it’s officially Spring and it’s time for a nice, thorough, clean out. We have all the tips you need to know on when your makeup expires and how you can find out yourself. First of all, on the back or bottom of most of your products, say skincare, there is a picture of a little open jar with a number next to it and sometimes the letter M. The number means the amount of months until it expires — it’s usually a number 6 or the number 12 — 6 months and 12 months. There’s nothing worse than picking up the face cream you’ve been meaning to try but haven’t opened yet and it says 6M — meaning, you will never get to use the cream.
Aside from skincare products, your makeup is where the germs really gather. Your mascara that you’ve been using down to the very last drop should only be used for 3 months — how crazy is that!? It’s devastating to hear, especially if you spent a lot of money on it. Luckily Ada Lamela LME, CMT, & Pevonia Global Corporate Educator, gave us amazing tips on how to prevent zits:
1. “Always wash your face before bedtime. Pevonia®’s Phyto-Gel Cleanser is family-friendly and its delightful gel foams to thoroughly remove all make-up and impurities.”
2. “Exfoliate 1-2 per week. Pevonia®’s Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is phenomenal.”
3. “Change your pillow cases weekly.”
4. “Avoid heavy foundation. Pevonia®’s YouthRenew™ Tinted Cream SPF30 is ideal as it provides a light veil of natural tint and doesn’t clog pores or cause breakouts even during outdoor activity/fitness.”
“Eye make-up trends are great but be sure to use the ones that work for you and not against you. The wrong eye make-up and add years to your look. Keep your delicate eye contour looking its youthful best with Pevonia®’s “C” Évolutive Eye Gel or Évolutive Eye Cream.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Christian Jurist, MD, AMS, FS, & Pevonia Medical Director of Global Education, said:
1. “Check for obvious separation of emulsion phases in liquid makeup.”
2. “Be on the lookout for gritty or clumpy texture; check for an abnormal, ‘tacky’ feeling.”
3. “Know or research what product appearance & color looks like when brand new; and be on the lookout for a change in color tone.”
4. “Ask yourself: Does it smell funky? Common indicators will be a rancid, musty, or unappealing smell.”
5. “Is your skin breaking out abnormally? Be alert to skin reactions such as pore clogging or irritation.”
6. “If you can’t remember when you purchased the product, it has probably (or will soon!) reach expiration; always be sure to write dates of purchase on your bottles in sharpie!”
What do you guys think of this revelation? Will you start cleaning out your expired makeup now that you know how gross it is?