Does Sunscreen Expire?

Does Sunscreen Expire? Taking care of your skin is a must. And during summer months it’s even more important, be sure to you are re-applying sunscreen often and discard expired sun scare products. While this post is sponsored, all opinions are 100% my own.

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Does Sunscreen Expire?

Ever wonder if sunscreen expires? Or have you ever grabbed for a bottle of sunscreen and wondered how long you have had it for?

That happens to me just about every summer. We live in Florida so I am always buying a ton of sunscreen, and we don’t always use it every season. Now, some sunscreens come with an expiration date on it, but not all do, and sometimes those dates can get rubbed off.

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So, what do you do?

The first step is knowing that sunscreens DO EXPIRE. Sunscreens are made to maintain their original strength for three years, so you CAN use then from one year to the next.

Look for that expiration date when you are buying your sunscreen, if you don’t see one, grab a permanent marker and write the month and year on it that you bought it. Keep in mind that there may be a few months that the product was left on the shelf.

When you are re-applying sunscreen as often as you should for you and your family, a new bottle won’t last that long. You should reapply sunscreen every two hours or even sooner if you are swimming or perspiring.

When should you discard sunscreen?

If you notice any changes in color or consistency.

If it is past three years since purchase.

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Where should you go to replenish your natural sun care products?

Sprouts. Sprouts Farmers Market has a huge selection of natural sun care products that will keep you and your family safe from the sun…and take care of you if you happened to stay out a bit too long.

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And now, well, actually starting July 26th you can save on all your favorite natural sun care products at Sprouts.

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The Vitamin Extravaganza Sale starts Wednesday, July 26 and goes through Wednesday, August 2. This is the perfect time to stock up on all of summer essentials, including sun care! You will find savings on protein powder, vitamins, essential oils, beauty products, hair care, natural sunscreen and more.

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When is the Sprouts Vitamin Extravaganza Sale?

Wednesday, July 26 through Wednesday, August 2.

What does the Sprouts Vitamin Extravaganza Sale include?

Save on your favorite nutritional supplements and body care items.

What is the savings during the Sprouts Vitamin Extravaganza Sale?

You will save 25% regular retail from July 26 through August 2! Plus, you’ll save an additional 10% when you spend more than $100 dollars on body care and supplements after the discount.

*Limited to stock on hand. Not to be combined with other promotional discounts in effect.

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Visit Sprouts’ website for list of stores near you and don’t forget to download the Sprouts mobile coupon app for even more savings.

Check out Sprouts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay up to date with store openings around Tampa Bay – there will be more – deals, savings, and even recipes.

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  1. Here in Florida we all need to be aware of the impact sunscreen has on marine life as well as on us. Most sunscreens on the market have chemicals that cause cancer and hormone changes in people and can alter the DNA of corals and effect marine life, especially filter feeders. I encourage everyone to read up on this and then look for good mineral sunscreen without chemicals like Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, BP2, Oxtinoxate etc. Just because it says reef safe, cruelty free or organic doesn’t mean it is. Just because it is in an organic market doesn’t mean it is. Read labels! Be informed!

  2. This is good information. I have been mostly using mineral sunscreen, and I didn’t realize it wouldn’t be good after this time period, so far, I’ve used it all up. I use sunscreen year round.

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