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  1. Do Topical Retinoids Increase Sensitivity to the Sun?

    Recommendations for Retinoids and Sun Exposure Retinoids are a class of topical prescription medications that are proven to be somewhat effective in the treatment of acne. They work to clear acne by clearing clogged pores and reducing inflammation. The three approved retinoids used for the treatment of acne are: Tretinoin Tazarotene Adapalene [0.1% strength is now available over-the-counter] All three of these retinoids have caution and warning sections regarding sun exposure printed on their package inserts. These warnings state that...
  2. Summers coming up and I want to know if I should avoid the sun like a vampire or if it would help the scarring in some way. share your experiences with your acne scars and hyperpigmentation being exposed to sunlight, and your skin tanning etc. Did the white scars stay white or did they blend in? Did the red/purple marks get darker? etc.
  3. I have always had these tiny bumps on my face. They appear worse in natural and sunlight but in certain lightings my skin looks clear. I have done research and they look like closed comedones, or clogged pores. How Can I get rid of these? They used to be much much worse and with some things I have helped them not look so bad, they look way less bumpy than before but they never go away completely. My skin looks clear from a distance but up close you can see tiny bumps everywhere and they make th
  4. Back in the winter time a read a book about taking large doses of vitamin D3, along with K2 for absorption. I thought it may be the answer to my prayers! I took these supps for a few months, they did help somewhat but not %100. Eventually I just started cod liver oil, a few tsp a day. It has A and D in it. About the same results, maybe a little better. But still not %100 But I laid in the sun for 3 days in a row and it all calmed down and cleared wonderfully. I only want a little bit of a ta
  5. Hi all! Does anyone fund that their acne gets worse in the warmer months? I do alot of walking so can't do much about the excess sweat...not sure if its related...does anyone else get more flare ups when they sweat more? Tia x x x
  6. My first post! - I'm looking to get some advice according to my skin issues. I live in South Wales (UK) So not a lot of sun! The sun clears my skin up very well but going on the sunbeds is pricey so I was considering buying a handheld one for convenience and to save money in the long run. I have small bumps under my skin, mainly on my chin. They've started showing up on my cheeks too. I think it's mostly due to using make up. (If you search acne cosmetica- those small bumps are exactly what
  7. Does Salicylic Acid Make Your Skin More Sensitive to the Sun?

    Salicylic acid is an extremely common ingredient in over-the-counter acne products, as well as professional chemical peels. It is an acid that can exfoliate the skin (remove dead skin cells from the skin surface and from inside pores), but it can also reduce skin oil production, decrease inflammation, and act as a mild pain reliever and disinfectant. Thanks to these properties, salicylic acid decreases the chances of breakouts and provides some relief of acne symptoms...
  8. How Can You Get the Right Amount of Vitamin D?

    Vitamin D Is Essential for Skin Health and Overall Health The color of our skin is the direct result of our ancestral need for vitamin D. The lighter the skin, the more easily that skin can produce vitamin D. Since humans historically got vitamin D almost entirely through sun exposure, and only got a small fraction of their vitamin D needs through food, as humans migrated north out of Africa, their skin became lighter in...
  9. I was wondering if anyone noticed if there acne scars look way worse in sunlight , I never really noticed mine was so bad until a few days ago when i was looking in a mirror in the sunlight why is this ?? when I'm looking in the mirror in my house with regular lighting my scars don't look so bad but outside in the light they look horrible. I got some ice pick scars on my cheeks and they are pretty bumpy does anyone know some good ways to smooth them out cause i think it would look a little bette
  10. Hi guys, just wanted to ask for your opinion and advices on a problem i run into. im 85kg on 40mg a day and finishing my roa journey, that started in the beggining of january and i got myself a dream summerjob for two months on ibiza, leaving 30th june. theres no way im missing on that. the problem is, that i still have a few boxes to finish and on 40mg/day rate it means, that i would finish roughly around 22th July,which would mean finishing the last three weeks while being on ibiza already. s
  11. I would first like to note that I am well aware of the health risks associated with sun exposure, and the myth that sunlight is a "cure" of acne has been debunked. My question is this: obviously, too much of ANYTHING is bad for you. All articles I have read immediately warn that sunlight only worsens acne, but I assume that's with those who get way too much exposure. Are moderate, controlled exposures to sunlight beneficial to getting rid of acne? I would think that small amounts of sunlight w
  12. Oral Vitamin D: How Much Is Too Much?

    Vitamin D and Acne Where Do We Get Vitamin D? How Much Vitamin D Should We Have in the Blood? In Summary Vitamin D and Acne Vitamin D is an important nutrient that helps our bodies fight infections and reduce inflammation (the redness, swelling, and pain that result from infections and diseases). In addition, vitamin D plays a crucial role in wound healing.1,2 Both inflammation and wound healing are important parts of acne. Inflammation is one of...