21 January 2010
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Q.Can u catch a suntan through glass? Like in a car?
A.You can get a suntan and sunburn through glass, albeit slowly. Glass is more effective than high factor protection suntan cream, but it's not perfect.
Q.My sun cream from last year has no use by date. How long are they effective for? Hope you get home in the sun soon. Pip
A.Most manufacturers recommend you do not keep suntan lotion for more than 12 months, as it becomes less effective with time. You should buy new each year.
Q.When and where was sun cream invented?
A.The ancient Greeks used olive oil as suntan lotion, but the first effective suntan lotion was invented in 1944 by a pharmacist named Benjamin Greene.