Acne Cure Myths

"When I'm tan my acne seems to clear up. Is it okay to go to a tanning booth to keep my acne from coming back?"

Absolutely not. While many people believe that their acne goes away when they are tan, it is only temporary. A tan is your skin's way of protecting itself from injury. A tan from a tanning booth is a direct path to increasing your chances of skin cancer and premature aging many times over. In addition, tanning increases pigmentation from existing or healing breakouts -- and those spots will last longer than your tan will.

Read more Acne FAQs by Dr. Howard Murad

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