Exactly How Many Products to Buy at A Beauty Sale So That You Don’t Waste In The Long Run
It’s that time of the year: People are Marie Kondo-ing their makeup bags, opting out of fancy dinners in order to save money, and making room in their beauty cabinet. Because it’s summer sale season, baby.
My head’s practically spinning (with heart eyes, mind you) with all the sales going on RN. There are summer sales at practically all of your fave stores, and then, coming up is the Christmas of them all: Amazon Prime Day. What I’m eyeing? All of the beauty finds, at a fraction of their regular cost. These are exciting times, y’all.
That said… have you ever filled your bag (or cart) so freakin’ much that, come six months later, some items are still just sitting on your shelf, unopened and collecting dust? Same. Majorly. Sometimes your heart is bigger than, well, the square footage of your skin (and apartment), and you can’t just use every single product that you hoard. In the Herculean effort to make sure we shop beauty product sales with a strategy—no penny or product wasted—I consulted a pro to see just how much you should really buy when the prices are slashed.
Here’s the deal—regular skin-care products typically have a relatively long time of use. “For beauty products such as a moisturizer or anti-aging product, adhere to the expiration date for anything that has been opened and already exposed to air,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology. “If it hasn’t been opened and has been stored in a cool and dry location, I allow using for eight to 12 months after expiration.”
Source: Well+Good – Exactly How Many Products to Buy at A Beauty Sale So That You Don’t Waste In The Long Run By, Rachel Lapidos