Keep or Toss? Your Guide to Beauty Product Expiration Dates

Every beauty hoarder lover knows it's not easy to part with your favorite lipstick or foundation — but did you know there is an actual time limit on how long you can continue to use a particular product? If you're unsure how long to keep or when to toss your makeup, here is a guide to beauty product expiration dates:

1. 2 to 3 months

After 2 to 3 months, toss away your:

Mascara
Nail File
Loofah


2. 6 months to 1 year

After 6 months to 1 year, toss:

Liquid Eyeliner
Liquid Foundation
Concealer
Acne Cleansing/Washes
Eye Cream
Face Wash


3. 1 to 1.5 years

After 1 to 1.5 years, do away with:

Lip Gloss
Cream Eyeshadow
Face Cream in a jar
Sunscreen
Bar Soap
Shower Gel


4. 2 years

After 2 years, toss:

Lip and Eye Pencils
Lipstick
Nail Polish
Powder Eyeshadow and Blush
Powder Foundation


5. 3 years

After 3 years, these products are a no-go:

Shampoo and Conditioner
Body Lotion
Perfume
Hairspray