Are Your Beauty Products Expired?
You wouldn't drink sour milk, so why would you use beauty products past their prime? Find out what should be tossed -- and when
Rules to followBefore we break down when to throw away what, there are certain rules to follow with any beauty product, says Min Kim, L'Oreal Portfolio Artist and hairstylist at Butterfly Studio Salon. Rule #1: "When in doubt, throw it out!"
She explains that you should always toss a product if it smells "off" or is "different from when you initially purchased it. Also, if the product starts to separate (solids at the bottom/fluids at the top), chances are it's time for it to go as well."
Rule #2: Avoid buying beauty products in "bulk sizing (giant sizes that will sit around for months or in packs of [multiple items]) to ensure that they will be fresher. Unless you have more than one person using the products, 12 ounces or less is the way to go," says Brook Harvey-Taylor, creator of Pacifica Perfume.
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