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What To Do With Your Mascara When It's Too Old?

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What To Do With Your Mascara When It's Too Old?

Mascara is an essential part of so many of our makeup routines. While it’s fun turning ourselves into doe-eyed beauties, a common mistake people make with mascara is using it for far too long. Did you know that not only can mascara expire, but using old eye makeup can cause some serious health issues?

When is it time to say goodbye?

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), mascara should be discarded after 3 months of use. If you notice your mascara is dry or has an unpleasant smell (different from when you bought it) rule of thumb is to throw it out. While it may seem like throwing money in the trash, trust your eyes will thank you.

Donate your mascara wands:

While you may not have your tube of mascara anymore, always hold onto the wands. You may be surprised how you can recycle and upcycle them. Application Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center in Northern California, providing urgent care for injured and orphaned wild animals. How does this relate to mascara? Well, with their Wands for Wildlife program, your trash can become an essential tool in helping to care for animals in need. Old mascara wands are perfect for removing larva and fly eggs from the fur wild animals. The program only asks for old mascara wands, and kindly asks to remove traces of makeup before mailing.

As hard as throwing away your favorite mascara can be, your eyes will thank you in the long run. Plus, with so many different formulas, wand types and makeup brands out there, trying new productsis always exciting. Maybe you will find your next holy grail mascara.

Thanks for stopping by, we hope you enjoyed this read and learned a thing or two. Next time you go to throw away your mascara, remember, keep the wand! We want to hear from you! Leave us a comment down below.


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