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
Shampoo and conditioner
If they're unused and haven't been "exposed to extreme heat or sunlight," says Kim they'll last a couple of years. Also, make sure to keep lids closed to keep water out of the product as water and air will break apart the ingredient in the product.
Most last pretty long as most are packaged in some kind of bottle, tube or spray, says Kim. Keep an eye on any "products in jars or tubs as they tend to not last as long because repeated exposure to air can dry them out as well as contaminate [them] from exposure to dust and debris," she adds.
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