Do you ever wonder to yourself how often you should change your razor blades? Toothbrush? Mascara? I certainly do! It’s so hard to know how long things are supposed to last or when to throw them out and get a new one. Instead of having to look it up each time I have compiled a list for you to keep handy just in case you ever wonder how often should you throw something out!
How Often Should You …
Change your razor blade: This one I found a few different answers to. If you are using the same razor with throw out blades, most averages say 5-10 uses or until you see a nick or cut happen easily. I do not do this enough!
Toothbrush: According to the American Dental Association you should be changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months! This I think I may do too often haha.
Loofah: WOW! I was way off with this. Apparently you should be deep cleaning it every 5 days and using a new one every month!
Mascara: We should be replacing our mascara every 3 months according to what I found. After 3 months of being open bacteria can start to grow inside the tube. I guess its time for some new mascaras!
Lipstick: Several websites say that lipstick can last up to a year, but lip gloss should be tossed after about 6 months! Who knew?
Makeup brushes: I found that makeup brushes should be tossed every 1-4 years according to my dermatologist. I was in his office recently and asked him this. He said depending on if you are using powders such as blushes (more towards 4 years) or liquids such as foundations (more towards 1 year). Thank goodness because brushes are NOT cheap!
Beautyblenders: While makeup brushes can last quite a while, several websites and a salesgirl at Sephora told me that you should be throwing them out every other month. Thank goodness there are budget friendly options!
Hairbrush: Every one to two years. Considering I just replaced a four year old hair brush I feel like higher quality ones can last longer! Everything I read said to remove excess hair after every use and clean often. If you are doing both of these things you are probably fine.
I am curious if there is anything you would add to this list. Obviously there are tons and tons of things around our homes, bathrooms, and in our makeup bags we should be aware of how long we are keeping. What is one that shocked you?