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Experts advise that sunscreen may not be as effective after its expiry date

Experts advise that sunscreen may not be as effective after its expiry date

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - With summer coming to an end, many will be taking one last chance to soak up some rays this holiday weekend.

But experts say you'd better double check that expiration date on your sunscreen!

We all know that sunscreen protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays. But dermatologists say that may not be the case if it's expired.

They say sunscreen products become weaker after their expiration date on the bottle.

"There are some studies that show even one burn as a child can lead to an increased chance of skin cancer, melanoma skin cancer, later in life," said Dr. Douglas Kress, with UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Doctors warn whether new or old bottles, look at those expiration dates, so you don't get burned.

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