Get Sunscreen Savvy: Check the Expiration Date

Get Sunscreen Savvy: Check the Expiration Date

As much as I love the beach and all the outdoor activities that come with sunshine and summertime, I hate getting burned, so sun protection is ALWAYS a big deal for me.  I want to have beautiful skin till I am 80 years old.  However, I recently made a discovery the hard way… and ended up getting burned; in more ways than one.

Once the spring hits and the sun is shining I begin the morning ritual of bathing myself in sunscreen…. 50+ for the face & 30 for the body… Reapplying every 2-3 hours just to make sure.   I was gonna be spending the majority of the day outside, so I brought out my good ol' trusty sunscreen from last season, and was ready to rock…

CUT TO--- that evening… my nose is bright pink, my cheeks constantly flushed… and I am sporting those amazing strap lines from my dress I was wearing.

What happened? I did everything right!?? Maybe I didn’t reapply enough???  So, the next day… I amped it up---this time I reapplied every hour. NOPE. Same results.

After a bit of research and dispelling the thoughts that I was some Anti-sunscreen super hero….Come to find out… Sunscreen EXPIRES!!!! WHAT???

Infographic from the American Academy of Dermatology

So… take a tip from the crispy pink colored girl… every season you need to be buying new bottles.  Wearing SPF all year-around would be helpful… we should all be doing that anyway.

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