As a professional organizer, I quite often come across clients that have stock piles of beauty products. These products may be doing more than hogging all that coveted real estate in their vanity.
When we dive in and check out the dates of these products, most clients are quite surprised to learn some of them are well past their expiry date. Expired makeup can harbor bacteria and using it may cause more than an irritating breakout. In fact, it can be very risky especially where your eyes are concerned. Consider conjunctivitis, aka pink eye, which is highly contagious.
Decluttering your makeup and personal care products can be a quick task. Start by collecting everything together and sorting like with like. Then, toss out the broken ones, those past their prime, the half empty bottles,unflattering shades and all those ‘free gifts with purchase’ items you know you will never use.
Check the back of the remaining products to find an expiry date or open jar symbol which contains a number followed by the letter M. For example; 12M would indicate that this product expires 12 months after it has been opened. As not all products carry a date, simply follow the guide provided with this article.
Place all of the remaining items back in place considering the frequency in which you use them. Add a bit of harmony to your morning routine by using clear acrylic dividers so items can be stored upright. That way, the products will be visible and easily accessible at a glance.
First Published At GoWestShore