Time to toss your sunscreen?

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Time to toss your sunscreen?

Sunscreens are designed to remain stable and at original strength for up to three years. That means you can use leftover sunscreen from one summer to the next. However, if you're using sunscreen frequently and liberally, a bottle of sunscreen shouldn't last that long. If your sunscreen has an expiration date, dump the bottle by that date. Otherwise, toss your sunscreen after three years.

Last Updated: 2008-06-17
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