Beauty

When to Replace Your Makeup, Even if There's Still Product Left

It's not a waste if it's for hygienic reasons.
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Makeup can get very expensive. Aside from choosing the products, you must invest in the ideal products to protect your skin and suit your lifestyle. On top of that, wearing makeup every day also means you invest a lot in skincare. This often leads many beauty junkies keeping and using makeup products for as long as possible. To know when it's time to let go of the products in your makeup kit, here's a simple guide you can follow:

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Still not sure about throwing away that four-year-old cream foundation that set you back P5,000? Don't be. Keep in mind that "when using old makeup, you may find that the ease of application, color lay-down, texture and longevity of the product may be compromised, which would reduce the effectiveness of the formulation," says makeup artist and The Body Shop spokesperson Chase Aston on Best Health. 

"In extreme cases, old makeup could become contaminated with yeast, fungal and bacterial growth, which gradually build up and render preservatives to be ineffective. Again, this would depend on the product and formulation. My advice is, if the product smells rancid or appears funky, discard it." 

*This story originally appeared on femalenetwork.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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