If things like your makeup or razor aren’t replaced when needed, they can be a breeding ground for germs.
It’s something we don’t always think about, especially since most toiletries don’t even have an expiration date.
But health experts say items we use every day do go bad.
Here’s a refresher course on their lifespan:
Health experts say you should get rid of razors within 5 to 7 uses.
Toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3 to 4 months.
But if you been diagnosed with the flu or strep, you need to throw out your toothbrush immediately.
Loofahs or exfoliators need to be replaced every 3 to 4 months.
Because they have crevices, they are breeding grounds for bacteria.
Ladies your liquid makeup needs to be replaced every three months.
If you use powder makeup, you can keep that for up to a year and lipsticks and eyeshadows for up to two years.
But eyeliners and mascaras need to be replaced within 3 to 6 months.
Tampons can be kept for up to five years, depending on where you store them.
If they are stored where they have access to bacteria or dust, throw them away immediately.