Do Skin Care Products Expire? What To Know
- Posted on: May 30 2017
If there is one thing to know about skin care products like face creams, eye creams, and cleansers it’s that they’re expensive. And because they are so expensive, they’re likely the last thing you want to buy when you have some spare change. But other than running out of your skincare, are there other instances where you should replace it? For example, does skin care expire? This article will discuss skin care expirations and what to look for. Read on to learn more.
To Expire or Not to Expire
The short answer to the question of whether or not skin care expires is that “yes it does.” The bizarre thing about skin care, however, is that the FDA only requires food companies to put expiration dates on their products which mean that your face cream or eye cream likely won’t have an expiration date on them.
How Long Do They Last?
Depending on the product, it’s safe to say that the average sunscreen and face cream lasts for about one full year after it has been opened. So, if you have a jar of cream sitting in your medicine cabinet that you’ve had for a decade, it’s time to throw it away.
What Can Expired Products Do?
Expired anything— especially milk— sounds a bit frightening. If you have expired skin care products, don’t worry— your face isn’t going to turn green, and your skin isn’t going to fall off. If anything, expired skin care products like a face or eye creams will likely only break you out or if it is sunscreen, it just won’t be as effective.
When you get home tonight, take a look at your skin care inventory and see when the last time you replaced them was. If it has been over a year, then you may want to consider throwing them away and replacing them. By having skin care products that are new, you can ensure that your skin is getting the moisture and protection it needs. To learn more about skin care products and treatments, contact Allure Skin and Laser today!
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