London, Apr 19 (ANI): Brit ladies have over 50 million skincare products, which they will never use, according to a study.
The average woman spends 5,940 pounds on beauty products during a lifetime.
And 81 per cent of women confessed of having at least two unopened products in their bathroom cabinet even though they had no intention of ever using them.
Skincare experts have said that this waste is because women not really know what their skin needs.
In the The Body Shop Nutriganics study, most women claimed to know their skin type and are confident they are using the right products.
However, more than half admitted they would never had a proper skincare assessment.
In 15 per cent of cases, women just use the same skincare they used as a teenager.
And 11 per cent of the 1,886 who took part in the study said they had held on to products that were more than four years old.
"This research shows many women are worryingly unaware of the importance of looking after their skin," the Daily Express quoted Stephane Chambran, from The Body Shop International, as saying.
"Factors such as age, health, hormones and even the weather can all have an effect on women's skin, making skin consultations and regular skin check-ups important at whatever time in life.
"The right skincare regime is just as important to health and beauty as the right bra, shampoo or foundation," she added.
Just under half of the women surveyed revealed they spent only five minutes or less a day on skincare. (ANI)