Sunlight and acne

People who think that sunlight cures acne may damage their skin by spending too much time out in the sun or under a sunlamp. Ultraviolet rays from the sun or a sunlamp may:

  • Dry your skin. When your skin becomes dry, pores turn out more oil, making acne worse.
  • Increase your risk of skin cancer.
  • Cause early aging and wrinkles.

Last Updated: February 27, 2009

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