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I alomst feel like if I go tanning the my reddish-purple mark will go away, but people are always saying stay out of the sun....isn't the sun good for the skin? should I try to tan it away??

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I alomst feel like if I go tanning the my reddish-purple mark will go away, but people are always saying stay out of the sun....isn't the sun good for the skin? should I try to tan it away??

Lol the sun is the worst thing you can expose your skin to. A tan will only MASK your red mark. Your skin tone will be darker and will blend in with the red mark. But in truth it only aggrivates and makes the red marks worse. And the tan will go away in days anyway. Dont tan if you got red marks or acne.

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Whilst I agree with the whole staying out of the sun thing in principle.. I HAVE to say that I lived overseas for over 3 years in a HOT country (Africa) where the sun shone pretty much all the time! I never really laid out in the sun but did walk about in it. I never wore anything to protect my skin [-X but being dark anyway I don't really burn. Still, no excuse.

ANYWAY, my point is that my skin was BETTER there than it has been since being back here in England. I had acne for years before I went out there as well as during my time there, but my skin was FAR better over there! I think because my face was darker the marks didn't show up much... also the sun kept my face dried out so I just didn't break out as much.

I am NOT saying go lie in the sun for hours and hours by ANY means... but from my experience it's not 100% bad for your skin either. I have read in MANY books that a small amount of exposure to the sun (20 mins/day) is good for acne. Of-course, this does depend on what topicals you might be using... and you should always use sun protection (unlike me!) and there are people who do differ on this.

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