Acne and Sun
Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:32 PM
I used to have some acne on my back.
I went to Hawaii in June with my husband; we were there for about 9 days.
During my first 2 days there I got really tanned/burnt.
Because Iâ€™m naturally tanned(My decent) I didnâ€™t think I would really burn but I was careless and I got burnt.
Anyways My acne went away drastically Im talking 100% gone...like there was nothing there ever and my skin looked great after my burn went away that is.
Now its November and I havenâ€™t seen a pimple on my back since!
I know they say the suns horrible for your skin ... but it did me pretty good.
Any opinions on the sun as a natural healer?
Posted 11 November 2004 - 01:52 AM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:59 PM
Can i ask you what did you do when you did have acne???
I think staying under the sun too long for me would just make things worse.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 02:40 PM
sunlight also helps related conditions such as psoriasis
Posted 23 November 2004 - 03:44 PM
Posted 30 November 2004 - 12:32 AM
Less Sebum, less prone to bacteria, less acne...etc.
However, it is very easy to let the sun ruin the skin, which can result in worse acne, among a plethora of other skin disorders (cancer, among others).
The best thing I've heard about is to use an oil free sunscreen, and continue a regimen of Benzoyl Peroxide, or salicylic acid...etc.
If you all are interested, I will do research on sunlight for acne, and post it up online.
But Funk, I'm glad to hear it worked for you... I think hawaii can be a cure all for just about anything!
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 01:56 AM
And yes, even my DERM admitted that a little bit of sun=good for acne, while a lot of sun=bad for acne. So you have to find the balance that works for you. I personally tan about once a week in one of the high pressure beds.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 06:52 AM
it does help
Posted 06 December 2004 - 07:38 AM
I didn't go as brown as i normally would tho, due to ro-accutane
Posted 17 December 2004 - 06:11 PM
since then I didn't have a lot of problems with my back
and my arms are perfect even today
if you don't count the allergic reaction to antibiotics that I got yesterday ...
Posted 01 January 2005 - 06:22 PM
Excessive tanning will damage your skin later on, but a little won't hurt.
There are products on the market that emit "Red and Blue Lights" at a certain frequency to help clear up acne.
I was one of the few people involved in the original trials of these things but I was a bit sceptical about it, so didn't really use the gun they gave me as much as I should have.
They are expensive though!