Why you should get rid of old makeup
Old makeup can harbor bacteria that can cause skin irritation and breakouts.
Outdated formulas can be less effective and may not provide the desired coverage or look.
Older products may contain ingredients that are no longer considered safe for use on the skin.
Expiration dates are there for a reason – once a product has expired, it is no longer effective and should be disposed of.
Keeping old makeup around can clutter up your space – getting rid of it will declutter your beauty routine and make room for new products!
How to tell if makeup is too old
Makeup that is more than a few months old can harbor bacteria that can lead to infections.
If makeup has changed color or consistency, it is probably too old to use.
Old makeup can also lose its effectiveness, so it may not provide the coverage or look you want.
When in doubt, throw it out! It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your skin.
The best way to dispose of old makeup
Don’t throw away your old makeup! There are plenty of ways to recycle or repurpose it.
If you must dispose of your old makeup, do so responsibly. Avoid flushing it down the toilet or throwing it in the trash where it can end up in landfill sites.
The best way to dispose of old makeup is to take it to a local recycling center that accepts cosmetics.
You can also donate your old makeup to organizations that help women in need, such as domestic violence shelters or cancer patients’ groups.
If you have any questions about how to dispose of your old makeup, please contact your local waste management authority for more information.