I have had this obsession with avoiding the sun for the past 2 years. I wear huge hats, cover my face with the mirror thing in the car in the weirdest angles, and never swim. Anyways, I have noticed that my skin really didn't improve in these past two years. I just basically stayed whiter than my usual self and my pimples and scars actually looked more noticeable. So if your wondering why I did this- Over googling is the problem. I read that the sun will make scars worse while also helping by drying out pimples. I just figured I didn't want my scars to be any worse.
So today things were a little different for me. I spent all day outside in a kiddy pool with my sister and had so much fun. I also got a tan and rosy cheeks. this I wasn't expecting and at first I was a little upset. but after showering I realized that my scars looked less noticeable, and my pimples had pretty much healed. I actually left my house without makeup. I have not left home without makeup in years. This is big stuff!
So what I have come to believe is that all things are good in moderation- pretty obvious but indeed I learned this the hard way. I don't advise people to stay out in the sun and burn but I definitely think a little sun really will do more than just give us Vitamin D- it really makes our skin look healthier and glowy
I hope this helps someone!