Skin care and beauty products expire? When to Clean Your Messy Medicine Cabinet
The products mentioned in this article are sold by The Proactiv Company LLC, an affiliate of the company that owns Acne.com.
We have all been there. Your medicine cabinet is full of innumerable products for acne and beauty. But you have not used any of them in months. When is the time to say goodbye to those old objects sitting in your bathroom?
“Many beauty products, especially those with antioxidants, become inactive over time,” Dr. Bradley Bloom, a skin and dermatologist at Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists (SLSS) in New York City, told Acne.com. If the products are inactive then the acne-fighting medicine will not enter your skin and may inadvertently lead to outbreaks. It is basically as if you stopped your skin care regimen.
So, when should you throw something? “I’m passionate about this,” says Dr. Bloom. “If you want a product to work the way it is supposed to use it before the expiration date.” The best way to start is to check the expiration date when getting a new product. That may sound strange, but you want to make sure you have not been sitting on a shelf for too long.
An interesting note when shopping: “Certain products come in dual chamber pumps to extend the service life because it keeps the components apart so they are not inactivated over time,” says Dr. Bloom.
And there is an answer to the problem that is even easier: Sign up for a renewal program so you know your products will not expire.
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Say goodbye to the messy medicine cabinets. It’s time to clean the spring. Are you ready?
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