Okay first, I have a confession… I still have nail polish that I bought in high school. Don’t judge me. With that said, there are products that I always stick to the expiration timeline on. With Spring upon us, I thought it would be a good time to share a post on a quick list of when certain products need to be tossed!
I’m by no means an expiration date expert but with some research and tips from my dermatologist I think I am happy with the timeline I follow for most of my products! The FDA doesn’t regulate or require that cosmetic companies or OTC skincare items place an expiration date on products, it’s up to the brand individually. Some brands are great about it, and you will see a PAO (Period After Opening) label on the back, those little containers in the above graphic with how many months it is good for after opening or they will even print a date on the product for you. However, this isn’t the case with all products. So it’s good to have a guideline! A good idea to keep all your products straight and when they need to be tossed, is to buy little stickers from an office supply store and just put the date you opened it on the container, so you can be sure to toss it when needed!!