14/08/2014 12:42 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

13 Beauty Products You Definitely Need To Throw Away

From soap to pillows, the things we use everyday will need replacing more often than you might think.

When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? Can't remember? You've probably been using the same one for months longer than you should be - and this thing lives in close proximity to your toilet too.


The same rule applies to many of our bathroom products, whether it's contact lens cases or a flannel. And unfortunately, bacteria is also drawn to all makeup items.

Yes, there will always be a lipstick you just don't want to throw out (how will you ever find that exact shade of pink again?) but once it's past two years old, it's definitely time to say goodbye. Poor old eyeshadow only has a use-by date of 12 months.

So - is it time for a clear out? To find out what you should be chucking, watch the video below for a run down of the top 13 products we all hold on to, when they really need throwing in the bin...

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