Acne Tips #6
In the last email we discussed how important it is to properly take care of your hair if you want to prevent and cure your acne problem. In the past emails we have also discussed avoiding stress and coffee and eating a healthy diet. Also we mentioned how important exercise is to your skin, but that showering afterwards is a must.
I hope you are beginning to use these tips in your everyday life now, and as you continue to do so, I’m sure you are going to begin seeing some positive changes in your condition. Also, don’t forget to drop my website for more acne tips and acne solutions that can be of help to you.
Now, let’s get down to the next important acne tip.
Tip #6 – Avoid the Sun
Unfortunately some people have heard the myth that getting out in the sun will help them get rid of their acne problem. Some have thought that time spent in the sun would help to reduce the oiliness of their skin; however, this is not a true claim. While a limited amount of sun and fresh air can be healthy, since it helps the production of Vitamin D, more than just a bit of sun is actually going to cause you more problems instead of helping your acne.
When you are out in the sunlight for an extended amount of time, especially without adequate protection, the photons of sunlight can actually end up producing free radicals in the skin. These free radicals can go on to promote acne problems and they can also reduce the ability of the skin to repair and heal itself too. If you have acne, you need to avoid the sun as much as possible, and if you have to be out in it, you need to make sure that your skin is adequately protected.
We already know that the UV rays from the sun can cause damage to the skin. So, why should we be surprised that the sun can aggravate acne conditions? The rays of the sun can damage the skin, not to mention that they actually can increase the amount of oil that your skin produces. Also, many people use greasy tanning lotions or sunscreens when they go out in the sun and these can actually clog up your pores. Add that to the extra oil production and you are probably going to end up with an acne outbreak.
The Sun and Your Acne Medications
Another thing that you may not have considered is your acne medications. Many acne medications have ingredients in them that can make the skin even more sensitive to the sunlight and the light in tanning booths and beds as well. Be sure that you read the labels of your acne medication to see how your acne medication may affect you if you are out in the sun.
The bottom line here is to avoid the sun as much as possible. Not only is it going to cause premature aging to your skin, but it will also lead to more acne outbreaks. If you want to get rid of your acne problem, then avoiding the sun and tanning beds and booths is definitely important.