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Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSkin Cleansers & Toners On January 23, 2012
Skin care products don’t have an expiration date. So, this makes things a bit tricky in figuring out when to toss out skin care products before they go bad.
As chief officer of an online skin care product store, a producer of my own product line, and operation of a new day spa, it’s important to understand the potency of a product and when it’s time to pitch it. Our health always comes first.
To keep track, some suggest writing a date on the packaging but so many of us forget to recheck it. Instead, a better way is to use your computer or cell phone calendar with “alarm” reminders for a 3, 6, 9 and 12 month checkup to see if it’s product trashcan time.
While many think their products may last up to two years that really may not be the case on all types of skin care and beauty products.
For example, if a cream or lotion product has turned thin or lumpy, chuck it. Other signs to watch out for are:
And anti aging products which contain antioxidants, retinol, and vitamins are always at a higher risk for a sooner expiration date. So be sure lids are replaced tightly.
To keep bacterial contamination from happening, keep your fingers out of those containers. When bacteria gets in there, the product is ruined and there’s no turning back. A perfectly new skin care product can go bad instantly once bacteria invades it.
Other helpful tips are:
Because there are no regulations and expiration dates, it’s really up to you to figure out when it’s time to part with your products. At first, it may feel like you are throwing away money, but in the end, you are saving your body from the threat of bacterial contamination. And no one wants to risk that.
Remember, these products only last so long once that lid is officially unscrewed.
Although moisturizers, serums, and creams tend to last 6 months to a year, some product ingredients can speed up the expiration date such as:
It’s important to point out that if you stick with your skin care routine and are mindful of bacterial contamination, chances are you’ll use up your product before it expires.
Posted for Anti AgingBeautyLip Care On July 7, 2011
Tips for healthy lips
While so many individuals are mindful of their overall anti-aging skin care regimen, they often disregard the need for lip care. Like the rest of the face, lips have a strong tendency to highlight unmistakable signs of aging.