When to Toss Your Makeup

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Self Life: 1-3 Years

If it's in a package with a pump, then your moisturizer can last anywhere from 12 to 36 months. Jarred creams mean finger-dipping, which introduces bacteria into the moisturizer and lowers the shelf life to six to nine months. An expired moisturizer usually does not damage or impair skin, but it won't hydrate or lock in moisture very well.  

(Photo: Sephora)

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