Urgent warning to check sunscreen bottles for crucial indicator you're not protected after woman reveals horror 'burn' | The Sun

A WOMAN has shared an urgent warning to check your sunscreen bottles after she claimed to have suffered a horror burn.

The TikTok user showed her followers an unsightly wound while urging them to make sure they check expiration dates.

Morgan Vacala posted a video on the social media app with the caption: "Don't be stupid, check the expiration date on your sunscreen."

She wrote in a text overlay, "I'll never forget the look on the doctors face," while showing an apparent wound on her forehead.

People took to the comments to get more information on what caused the reported injury.

"IT EXPIRES??? I'm a grown adult and didn't realize," one person commented.

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Morgan responded, "my forehead will tell you it does in fact expire."

Another person said, "Happened to me as a child. That's why I always buy new sunscreen every year. Ouch!"

Apparently, sunscreen loses its effectiveness as it sits, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

"To make sure that your sunscreen is providing the sun protection promised in its labeling, the FDA recommends that you do not use sunscreen products that have passed their expiration date (if there is one), or that have no expiration date and were not purchased within the last three years," the FDA website says.

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"Expired sunscreens should be discarded because there is no assurance that they remain safe and fully effective."

Morgan posted a follow-up video explaining what reportedly happened the day she got her burn.

"One year ago today, I was standing in this exact spot without a hat on wearing expired sunscreen," she said while standing in a pool.

She panned the camera to a group of friends, who humorously chanted: "Don't buy Banana Boat!"

Morgan posted a third video of the reported healing process.

"It took about 2-3 weeks to fully heal. I grew up boating & always in the pool. Never had an issue burning like this," she wrote in a text overlay.

Text over a final photo in the video stated: "Hats are my new best friend."

The TikTok videos have been viewed millions of times.

The US Sun reached out to Edgewell Personal Care, the company that manages the Banana Boat brand, for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

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The Banana Boat website says that the average product with SPF remains effective for three years from the date of manufacture.

The company added that the date is found on the bottom of bottles or toward the bottom of labels.

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