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The Lifespan Of Your Medicine Cabinet

The Lifespan Of Your, Medicine Cabinet To keep or to toss? Figuring out when the many items lining your bathroom shelves turn expired, useless or even hazardous can be the ultimate mystery. Here are a few easy-to-follow rules, all in one place. 3-4 weeks Q Loofah 5 weeks O Razor Drying the blade after each shave can prolong its lifespan 3 months O Bacteria causing pinkeye and Toothbrush styes can thrive in the tube Mascara Acne cream 6 months O Products containing benzoyl peroxide could lose some of their effectiveness after 3 months Makeup sponges 9 months O Not a big bacteria risk since they don't contain water Creams Eyeliner 1 year O Liquid liners should be replaced after 3-6 months Lipstick 1 yr., 3 mo. O is poppin'! Lip gloss 1 yr, l6 mo. O Concealer Lasts longer in the fridge 1 yr, 9 mo. O Perfume Toothpaste Deodorant 2 years O Nail Polish 2 yr, 3 mo. O Powders According to an unofficial drug store scan - hopefully you'll use it up sooner, anyway Mouthwash Sunscreen & Moisturizers 2 yr., l6 mo. O 2 yr., 9 mo. O Unopened, these can last much longer Chapstick 3 years O Makeup brush Replace this more often if you drink from the bottle Illustrations: Getty and Huffington Post Sources: Jessica Krant, MD, MPH, Founder, Art of Dermatology in New York City; Fitness Magazine; Elle; Bellasugar; New York Times; Los Angeles Times; WebMD: CBS News; CNN Money: O Magazine THE HUFFINGTON POST

The Lifespan Of Your Medicine Cabinet

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To keep or to toss? Figuring out when the many items lining your bathroom shelves turn expired, useless or even hazardous can be the ultimate mystery. Here are a few easy-to-follow rules, all in one place.

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