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Is It Time to Throw Out My Old Eye Makeup?

Most people think the expiration date on makeup is a suggestion. However, cosmetics do have a shelf life, and it’s important to pay attention to them.

What are Some Rules to Follow About Throwing Out Eye Makeup?

Here are just a few rules to follow about eye makeup safety:

  • Mascara should be replaced every three months while eyeliner and eyeshadow should be replaced every six months.
  • Throw out makeup if you’re doubting its freshness. This rule is especially important if you’re prone to eye infections, styes, or other irritations.
  • Use caution when applying moisturizer or when washing your face. Certain products can sting and irritate the eye, which can cause redness.
  • Avoid sharing eye makeup with other people. Sharing eye makeup can cause eye infections, irritations, and styes.

What Can Happen If I Use Old Eye Makeup?

Old eye makeup can cause a lot of serious health problem including:

  • Allergic rashes
  • Boils
  • Eye infections
  • Irritations
  • Styes

Other Tips for Preventing Makeup Irritations

Watching the expiration dates on eye makeup isn’t the only thing you can do to prevent skin irritations from eye makeup. Taking off makeup before going to bed, replacing sponges and brushes regularly, and washing pillowcases are all important tips for healthy skin.

Contact our office for more information on preventing eye makeup irritations.