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Offline ostraco

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Sun warning
« on: June 30, 2020, 06:25:29 PM »
I've recently been receiving treatment at the excellent Dermatology Department of University Hospital Plymouth - better known as Derriford.

While chatting to a nurse specialist today, I mentioned Sunscreen, assuring her I always used factor 50. She then reminded me that almost all sunscreens have a shelf life - which she finds many patients are surprised by. She suggested I write the purchase date on any bottle as I buy it, and check it's not expired before use. She showed me several bottles which have a small picture on the rear label, usually with a little '12' inside a bottle. That's the shelf life -in months.

So before setting off to Plakias, check any lotions you pack!

Stay safe!
John - Ostraco

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Re: Sun warning
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 12:17:18 AM »
I always buy new cream each year. Shelf life is often stated as 2-3 years, but I don't fancy taking chances with this for the sake of a cheap bottle of sun cream. NHS website: