That Cream from 2012 Would Like a Word With You

That Cream from 2012 Would Like a Word With You

It’s going to be over 60 degrees here in Massachusetts this week and that means SPRING! I don’t think I have ever been this excited about spring’s arrival before. I’m fricken pumped. Windows open to let fresh air wash over the stale months of winter. Birds chirping, pastels showing up all over, and the biological drive for me to clean the crap out of everything. Am I the only one this happens to?

Spring is the time to clean out what doesn’t serve us. To gather donations, clear out dust and cobwebs, and shine a light on what we have accumulated. But the one spot I have seen over my two plus decades of being an esthetician that does not get the cleaning attention it needs is our beauty stuff. 

This stuff expires you guys! I see you gals out here rationing product to make it last for 3 years. First of all, you’re growing labs samples of who knows what (botulism, heh) and putting that on your skin. Girl that eye cream is growing a cure for disease! Not good. Plus that renders the product basically useless. 

All products come equipped with expiration symbols to help you use up your product efficiently for the greatest impact on your skin all while keeping yourself safe. The little flipped cap symbol with a number inside it tells you how long you have to use up something before you start deteriorating the efficacy of the formulation. I write the throw by date on the bottle itself with a Sharpie so I know when it’s got to go. When in doubt: throw it out!

And make sure to recycle that packaging! ♻️ 


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