3 Products You Can Remove From Your Overstocked Beauty Supply
An overstocked beauty cabinet has its pros and cons. On the one hand, you’re never out of options to test and swap into your routine. Moisturizer? Take your pick. Eye cream, toner, serum: come one, come all. On the other hand, pilfering through a seemingly-endless stash is the opposite of a good time. Like digging for a needle in a haystack, finding your favorite (and very specific!) skin care product in a crowded cabinet can be a time-consuming and aggravating ordeal. Since taking care of your skin is meant to be enjoyable (rather than a lengthy chore), there’s little sense in wasting time rummaging through a beauty supply that’s packed to the brim with unnecessary products. That’s why we’re sharing three products you may want to ditch during your next product haul, below. We’re not saying they are completely useless, but when it comes to saving space these products don’t make the cut over their non-negotiable counterparts.
Rough spots on your feet? You may be tempted to purchase a foot cream. You surely can, but an easy way to save some money (and precious cabinet space) is to simply extend your body moisturizer down to your soles. Slather it on after showering and put on some socks to help lock in moisture while you sleep.
Do you own sunscreen in SPF 15, 30, 45, 50, 60, 70 and beyond? While it’s great that you’re so proactive about protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, it’s not necessary to stock up on every SPF under the sun (pun intended!). Stick to one or two broad-spectrum formulas that are water-resistant, non-comedogenic, compatible with your skin type, and at least SPF 15 or higher and wear daily. Ahead of a beach day or prolonged UV exposure, it’s smart to reach for a higher SPF, cover up as much as possible, and seek shade whenever possible.
If years have passed before you’ve checked the label on your skin care, now’s definitely the time to do so. Expired products are less effective, and on occasion they can cause irritation or breakouts. Step into your beauty supply and toss away anything that has passed its expiration date. Some products don’t have listed expirations, so use your best judgment. Typically, skin care products will last between six months to one year.