3. Skincare Products
Lotions, creams, and cleansers can lose their potency within three to six months of opening. In addition, dipping your fingers into jars can contaminate them with germs. Skincare products are expensive, and you will want to achieve the maximum benefit from your purchases. Avoid purchasing large jars and containers that you will not be able to use while they are still fresh and sanitary. Your skin will thank you.
Bulk packages of sunscreen are great when spending a summer at the beach or out by the pool. However, make sure you are really getting a good deal when purchasing this item in large quantities. Keep in mind that sunscreen breaks down more quickly when exposed to heat and sunlight. If you are keeping your sunscreen next to you on your sunny lounge chair, your sunscreen may degrade faster than you can use it.
1. Whole-Wheat Flour
White flour has a shelf life of up to a year. However, refined white flour has also been stripped of its nutrients. It may increase your risk of heart disease, increase blood sugar levels, and contribute to inflammation. Whole wheat flour is a much better option containing fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Flour made from whole wheat also retains natural oils, which decreases its shelf life. Purchase only the quantities of whole wheat flour that you will be able to use within one to three months.