Does Sunscreen Go Bad?


Quick Answer

According to the Mayo Clinic, most sunscreens are designed to last for up to 3 years. Some sunscreen products also include an expiration date and should not be used past that date.

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It is important to keep in mind that when sunscreen is used daily and liberally, it is unlikely to last into the next year. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to truly protect the skin from the sun's harmful rays. It is also important to apply sunscreen a few times per day when spending an extended amount of time in the sun.

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