Beauty products are great, and we can’t live without them. But there is a right time to throw them out.
It’s always been essential to take care of our skin, and now more than ever because the world is changing so fast and our bodies need all the help they can get, but that also means we have more skincare products to choose from ever before.
So here are the crucial signs you should consider when considering when to toss your beauty products.
1. We live in an era of ‘green,’ eco-friendly, and homemade everything. If a product comes in a plastic bottle or jar, you should reconsider buying it. Even if that product is the best moisturizer on earth, it’s probably not doing you any good if you can’t recycle it; this is what happens to beauty products even less than other household goods. Most companies will have a recycling program on their website, but you have to be proactive and find out what they offer because they aren’t obligated to do anything but sell their product.
2. Bigger isn’t better. It would help if you very had very little of a product and never more than the suggested amount; otherwise, whatever it will not work correctly.
3. Look for the ‘green’ and ‘organic’ labels on the front of your products. And make sure you can pronounce all the ingredients in your beauty regimen. The more natural, the better!
4. If it doesn’t come with an expiration date, write one yourself on the product itself with a permanent marker or Sharpie so you’ll know when to get rid of it; this is especially important if it comes in a pump dispenser.
5. Be careful with toners; they can be drying and cause breakouts; they are meant to cleanse the skin, not saturate it, so use them sparingly.
6. Pay attention to what brands you buy- they indicate the quality, and research them carefully before purchasing.
7. Wear sunscreen every day and make sure it is up to standard. Summer is hot but sunny, so it’s essential to protect your skin from UV rays.
In conclusion: Keep it in your handbag, and if you don’t know where to throw it, check out your local re-use store or recycle centre before throwing out anything in bulk.