There’s one thing we can agree on, once your beauty product expires, you shouldn’t use it on your face. We wrote a blog post regarding this a couple months back: http://playfulbeautiful.com/the-411-when-to-toss-your-beauty-product However, some products can be “recycled/repurposed” so that not everything goes down the dump—after all, we’re already producing so much waste and it’s negatively affecting our world.

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MISTS—Use as a room spray or to tidy up surfaces such as your floor, desk and top of drawers.

LIGHTWEIGHT LOTIONS—Wooden floor looking a bit dull? Dispense some lotion onto a dry towel or rag and wipe the floor to give it a shiny coating. You can also create a lotion + sugar concoction to create a gentle scrub to lift grime off of surfaces.

HEAVIER, HYDRATING CREAMS—These types of creams tend to have lots of nutritional components that are extremely beneficial for your skin. If it’s not too past the expiration date, you can use it as a moisturizing hair pack. After shampooing, apply desired amount of cream onto the ends of hair, leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse out thoroughly. When it’s all dried, you will notice silkier, smoother strands!

SUNSCREENS—This product tends to be one of the most wasted skincare products since sunscreens have about 6 months expiration date after opening (that’s why we replace it every year!)… However, you can use the remainder to clean off stubborn, sticky materials. For example, you put a bunch of stickers on your laptop and notebooks and you’re not feeling it anymore. You take it off but you notice there’s a sticky, gray-ish outline that just won’t go away. Take some sunscreen on a dry towel or rag and scrub to lift everything away. This can also be used to clean arts & crafts materials such as metal scissors.

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And that’s it for today! Hope you enjoyed these handy-dandy tips to waste less product. If you have any other suggestions, please let us know down below. Catch you in the next post!

With love,

Jenny from Cupidrop