Thursday, 27 August 2009
Discarding Old or Expired Products
Note: I used to put prices as a service for those who wanted to know, but I'm feeling this exposes my spendings abit too much, so I'm no longer going to put in prices. ^__^ Recently, I tried to be "thrifty" and use up some old cosmetics and skincare. First, I still had some eyeliner and undereye concealer left after my usual 2-3 months discard period. After a week of using them past their discard date, I found my eyes tearing up and the skin under my eyes itching. I decided I better just throw these "old" stuff away rather than risk any eye infection. True enough, after I started using new concealor and eyeliner, the itching and tearing stopped. Secondly, I had left a bottle of toner unused for some time and decided to use it up, instead of throwing it away. After all, I thought, it couldn't be spoilt after just almost a year unused? I kept it in the cupboard where I usually keep my products, so it's dark and cool. However, I found my skin erupting in patches of bumpy rashes! I decided it's too much to risk and threw out the toner, opening a new bottle of the same brand, I found my skin returning to it's normal state. So, if you find yourself trying to save money by using up old products past their use-by or discard date, do keep an eye out for possible reactions and allergies. Don't persist in using these items when you see reactions, as you might damage your skin or cause infections. It's cheaper in the long run to just discard these items and use fresh/new ones. By the way, I'll be unveiling a couple of sponsored posts in the new few days, so start following this blog if you haven't done so already. :D © Copyright. All rights reserved.