My first instinct when starting my skincare routine was to buy huge containers of the products I used. After all, buying in bulk is usually cheaper—and I assumed it was better for the environment to have one large container instead of a bunch of small ones. I soon learned my mistake.
Many of the products I bought in bulk either expired before I could use them or I decided to switch to a new product—meaning I wasted money and added more waste to the landfill. Now, I only buy big containers of products I love and know I will use up before the expiration date.