Clear-Skin Answers to Your Burning Acne Questions
No matter how careful you are when it comes to your skin, sometimes your healthy routine doesn’t go as planned. Here, we talked to the smartest skin pros around about how to handle common complexion dilemmas we’ve all had to, well, face (sorry) head on.
Q: I have to leave the house in ten minutes—and I just noticed my sunscreen is expired. Do I use the expired cream or go ‘screen-free?
A: “Definitely use the expired sunscreen,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC. “Many sunscreens are made with physical blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are more stable than chemical sunscreens such as oxybenzone and can last beyond their printed expiration date.” And if you haven’t opened the bottle yet or you’ve stored it in a cool, dry spot (as in: not your bathroom!), then it’s even more likely still at full power. If it’s within six months of the expiration date, slather it on. “It’s a lot more dangerous to face ultraviolet radiation without protection,” she says.
Source: Cosmopolitan – Clear-Skin Answers to Your Burning Acne Questions By, Nicole Catanese