By Jay Edwards

By Jay Edwards

The time changes this weekend and in preparation of Spring cleaning, here are five things in your bathroom you should consider tossing…

1. Your old contact lense cases collect bacteria from your hands and when that gets in there, it’s basically impossible to get them totally sterile again. So, you should use a new case every three months.

2. Cosmetics that have changed color, odor, or consistency might need to be tossed. The oil that’s in them can go bad and they can start to grow bacteria, then you rub that on your face.

3. Keep in mind that acne products that have been open for a while decay pretty quickly. According to Business Insider, these are the kinds with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid and they’re only good for about 4 to 6 months after you open them.

4. You know that bottle of rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide you bought years ago? Well, it doesn’t go bad, but it does lose potency. There should be an expiration date on the bottle.

5. Expired medications, a Harvard study found 90% of them are still safe and relatively effective several years after they expire. However, there are a few you should never use past their expiration date and those are insulin, liquid antibiotics, and certain heart medications or anything else with nitroglycerin in it. Definitely check with your doctor before taking anything after the expiration date, just to be safe.


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