A lot of us have a drawer or shelf in our bathroom that is dedicated to shower gel.
It’s easy to forget about this product because it doesn’t get used up like shampoo or conditioner, but it’s just as important.
If you’re using expired shower gel, here’s what can happen:
How Do You Know if Shower Gel is Expired?
There are a few ways to tell if your shower gel is expired.
1. Check the date on the bottle
If it’s expired, you’ll notice some discoloration or separation of ingredients in the product.
2. Check the ingredients list on the label
If an ingredient has been added and you can’t read it, this could be another sign that your shower gel has gone bad.
3. Smell it
If something smells off, don’t use it! This also applies when giving someone else a bath (you want them to smell good too).
4. Changes in color
Be aware of any changes in color or consistency of your favorite brand’s formula, too; these may indicate spoilage as well!
Can You Use Expired Shower Gel?
Yes, you can use expired shower gel. But it is not recommended.
It is not advisable to use them because they have lost their original fragrance and scent.
Additionally, they may contain bacteria that may cause infections on the skin.
Furthermore, they may cause rashes and other skin problems if used for a long time.
What Happens When You Use Expired Shower Gel?
Here are some things that happen when you use expired shower gel:
1. Your skin will be dry and flaky.
2. Shower gel doesn’t foam anymore
3. You get a rash or skin irritation
4. It’s impossible to wash your hair with it
5. It dries out your skin even more than usual, making you feel like you’re parched all day long
6. You feel like you’re bathing in chemicals instead of water
7. Your hair feels greasy afterwards and needs washing again soon after showering with it (even if you just washed it before)
8. Your skin gets irritated and red because of the chemicals in the expired shower gel (especially if you have sensitive skin)
9. You start to break out in pimples on your back, chest or shoulders (if you use it there) because of all the chemicals from the expired shower gel that went on your face and hands
10. Your hair feels so dry after using the expired shower gel that it looks frizzy and unruly.
We hope you learned some useful information about the shelf-life of shower gel!
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.