Does Sunscreen Expire?

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Last Modified: August 13, 2012

Question

Does sunscreen really expire? If so, how do I know how long it is good for?

Answer

Rachel Woods, RN, Nurse for the Surgical Dermatology Program at Penn Medicine responds:

Sunscreen does have an expiration date imprinted somewhere on the bottle. It is usually good for about a year.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire Sun Safety Webchat transcript.

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