I don’t really know when to throw away my cosmetics. Even if you want to throw it away again, is this burnable garbage? Or non-burnable trash? I’m also worried about how to throw it away. Therefore, we will introduce how to dispose of cosmetics and how to dispose of them. A must-see for those who are getting rid of it.
Table of contents
- Elimination! I want to make it a habit to organize my cosmetics
- When should you throw away foundation, lipstick, mascara, etc.?
- Combustible waste? Non-burnable garbage? How to dispose of cosmetics?
- What is the correct way to dispose of used skincare products?
Elimination! I want to make it a habit to organize my cosmetics
Last year, when I was cleaning up at the end of the year, it took me a while to sort out my cosmetics. It was difficult just to select what to throw away and what to use. What’s more, sorting cosmetics into non-combustible and combustible items is troublesome. I regretted that I should have done it on a daily basis.
Therefore, this year is the first time to make a decision. I’m thinking of keeping my cosmetics organized. However, is this mascara still usable? Combustible waste? Non-burnable garbage? There are many things I don’t understand… Therefore, we will introduce how to throw away cosmetics. A MUST-see for those who are getting rid of it!
When should you throw away foundation, lipstick, mascara, etc.?
First of all, from throwing away cosmetics. If it’s the end when it’s used up, you’ll know when to throw it away, but there are quite a few cosmetics such as mascara that you don’t know when it’s finished.
[Disposal guideline 1] Base makeup items such as foundation
- Cushion foundation
has a lot of water content, so it’s a good idea to check regularly to see if it’s watery and separated. If the cushion part dries up and the puff doesn’t stick to it, it’s time to throw it away.
- Cream, liquid foundation
Discard if it separates, has a strange smell, or is discolored.
- Powder foundation, face powder
It’s difficult to use up the powder, but it’s not something you can use forever, so it’s a good idea to write the opening date on the back.
By the way, cushion foundation lasts 3 to 6 months. Creams, liquids, and powders should all be used within one year after opening.
[Discard guideline 2] Point makeup items such as eye shadows and lips
It is difficult to use up point makeup items such as eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick, and it is difficult to know when to throw them away, so it is a good idea to keep track of when you opened and when you started using them.
Powder eyeshadow should be thrown away when the powder hardens, and cream eyeshadow should be thrown away if it separates or becomes a strange color. Also, be sure to take good care of the included tips and brushes.
- Signal the end when the liquid in the mascara
brush part dries. Also, if it lacks luster or clumps when you put it on, it’s time to throw it away. Personally, I also aim to stop the popping sound when the brush is pulled out.
- If the eyeliner (liquid)
becomes faint, it is a sign of replacement. If you’re not sure it’s coming out, try it on the back of your hand.
- Both cheek
powder type and cream type should be discarded if separation, odor, discoloration, etc. are observed, just like foundation.
- Lipsticks and glosses
If they change color or smell, it’s time to throw them away. Also, if you want it to last hygienically, you can prepare a spatula specifically for lip items and apply it with a brush. However, if you don’t want it to be troublesome, wipe it off with a tissue after applying it. It is a good idea to get into the habit of wiping the mouth part so that the cap closes properly.
After using any item, not just the lipstick, you can keep using it cleanly by wiping off the cap and edges with a tissue.
[Rule 3 to throw away] Skin care and sunscreen nails
- Skin care such as lotion, milky lotion, cream, etc.
Stop using if the product separates, smells strange, is discolored, or has foreign matter.
Separation, strange smell, discoloration, condensed foreign matter or powder.
If it doesn’t mix evenly when you shake it, or if the nail polish gets thicker, it’s time to throw it away.
Cosmetics are generally unused for 3 years. Also, after opening, it is said that the expiration date is about 1 year, so it is a good idea to use them as a guide.
Combustible waste? Non-burnable garbage? How to dispose of cosmetics?
Garbage can be broadly divided into combustible garbage and non-combustible garbage, but how to dispose of cosmetics differs depending on the contents and the container. Also, there are cases where one part of the container is plastic and the main body is a bottle.
What is the correct way to dispose of used skincare products?
Liquids such as lotions and perfumes
For liquids such as lotions and perfumes, soak newspaper or old paper, put them in a plastic bag, and dispose of them as combustible garbage. Also, if you have a lot of milk, fill the empty milk cartons with newspapers, etc., seal them, and dispose of them as combustible garbage.
By the way, please dispose of perfume outside when there are no people, after the alcohol and odor are volatilized.
Skin care items such as creams and milky lotions
For creams and milky lotions, if the contents remain, soak the contents in unnecessary paper or cloth before throwing them away.
Powders such as foundation
Put it in a plastic bag so that the powder does not scatter and put it in burnable garbage. It is also a good idea to wrap it in unnecessary paper or cloth and throw it away. Don’t forget to separate lids and inner lids.
Makeup items such as lipsticks and nails
For lipsticks and stick-type concealers, use a tissue or the like to fold them, and use a cotton swab to scrape out any remaining contents at the bottom of the container. Wrap them in newspaper or kitchen paper and dispose of them as combustible waste.
Soak nail polish in newspaper or old cloth and dispose of it as combustible garbage. Since it contains a volatile organic solvent, it is better to work outside with good ventilation when removing the contents.
In addition, for aerosol cans such as hairspray, use up the contents as much as possible, release the gas according to the product label, and dispose of it as specified by the local government. Let’s vent the gas outside without fire.
Garbage separation methods may differ depending on each municipality, so it is essential to check the garbage separation method in the area where you live.
Anyway, in order not to panic when cleaning this year, check how to use and store it on a daily basis. And I think I’ll use it someday… I’d like to be careful not to hoard it, such as throwing it away after a few months. If you have a lot of things that you can’t dispose of, why don’t you take this opportunity to organize them?