Fall is the perfect time to do a make-up swap. Did you know that companies are not required to put an expiry date on your cosmetics? Beauty experts agree that there are guidelines to follow. Consider replacing your cosmetics with these timelines in mind:

eyeliner – 6 months to 1 year

eyeshadow – 6 months to 1 year

mascara – 3 months

blush – 6 months to 1 year

lipstick – 6 months to 1 year

foundation – 6 months to 1 year

And if you are in the process of replacing some products, why not consider a ‘cleaner’ product in general. We are fortunate that the evolution of greener and cleaner products is here. For many reasons, natural skincare is good for you. Its also good for the environment and your family. This translates to less toxins in us and in our world.

Consider switching to health-conscious brand names like Epic Blend, Green Beaver, Druide, Graydon Skincare, Kaia Naturals & Beautycounter. These exciting lines make it their mission to avoid the use of harsh chemicals, fillers, artificial fragrances & more. Take a glance at BeautyCounter’s Never List. They have taken a stance to avoid the worst offenders seen in commercial beauty products.

While I spend a lot of time with patients discussing their inner beauty, I don’t often have those extra minutes to review outer beauty practices. This is a very important topic that I will try to shed light on in the future via workshops, blogposts and deeper dialogues! To move this conversation along, Aspire has begun taking orders for Beauty Counter products. If you want more info, feel free to delve into this the next time at Aspire. In the meantime, do your best to take another look in your make-up bag. Fall is the time for change. You deserve to make the changes about your own health and beauty. Making informed choices is step #1.


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