October 2009

Check Your Makeup Expiration Dates

The hidden dangers in makeup, fragrances and personal care products within their own ingredients has been a growing concern for many women (and men). More and more people are emptying their makeup bags and medicine cabinets, opting for safer choices in everything from deodorant to lipstick.

But have you considered that even these safe cosmetics may not be good for you? Sure, they were at one time—but how long have you been holding onto that Burt’s Bees lip balm? Checking the expiration dates on your products and tossing the ones that are too old are an important part of keeping your body healthy. Not only do older products cease to work as well—they can also get messy and gross.