Summer arrives and with it mornings in the sun, afternoons on a terrace having a drink and walks at sunset. For this reason, during these years, one of the doubts that you have repeated to us the most has been about the relationship between the sun and acne. So, take a seat, I'm here to answer all the questions you have about it:
It is more common than you think... And, in truth, between 12% and 14% of adolescents who suffer from acne also suffer from it in adulthood , so it is already a routine habit for them to dedicate to your skin special care . Such care includes sun exposure , as long as it is gradual and progressive and you protect your skin with sunscreen .
the sun and the grains
The sun is an external aggression that is constantly in relation to our skin . However, although in principle there is always talk of the negative effects that solar radiation can cause us ( premature aging , sunburn or skin cancer , among others), the sun can also help us dry out and reduce acne.
This is because the sun has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects , thus considerably reducing acne lesions . In addition, the sun's rays cause some dehydration in the skin , so the epidermis will also become less oily (as long as you hydrate your body by drinking water and exfoliate your skin to avoid the effects of sweating due to heat ).
However, on the other hand, there is tanning . Who doesn't like to get tanned ? Many people not only like it for its physical appearance , but also because it hides skin imperfections , such as pimples , moles ... ( However, be careful not to hide these imperfections too much , since you should always keep track of the same).
Does the sun really dry acne?
However, although in principle the sun can hide acne lesions on our skin , many dermatologists agree that these consequences are momentary and superficial . In addition, they warn of the danger that the skin runs in the event of an overexposure to ultraviolet rays , since they can cause even more (and more serious) skin lesions .
It is for this reason, perhaps, that many people think that acne worsens in winter , when in fact they are suffering from the " rebound effect " of excessive exposure to the sun .
If you want to know more about it so as not to encourage the production of sebum in the skin in the summer months , keep reading what creams to use in summer to get rid of shine and fat .