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Does Tanning Cause Acne
Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne. ...Read more
Humidity and Acne: Humidity itself shouldn't cause acne. However, humidity couple with sweating and soiling of your skin more than usual certainly could worsen acne if you are already acne-prone. Cleansing with an appropriate agent that will avoid over-cleansing and stripping your skin of the correct amount of oils is important to do twice daily. ...Read more
Stress acne: The cause of acne is clogged pores due to sebum, dead cells, and bacteria. But stress can aggregate the condition due to increased release of chemicals such as adrenaline and testosterone. So in addition to practicing good skin hygiene, releaving stress is also beneficial for the complexion of your life in general. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No!: Acne-prone teens have thicker skin with small pores and increased skin oils. As we age, the acne usually improves (or goes away) but the skin characteristics that caused the problems earlier now help reduce the aging process. Still, stay out of the sun, avoid alcohol and tobacco, and don't get fat! all will also help your skin age better than thin, dry skin abused by these things! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more
Sunscreen: When you wear sunscreen you are protecting yourself from the damaging effects of the sun. Typically any scar on your skin will appear darker or more intense when exposed to the sun. Unless your sunscreen has an active ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of scars, simply protecting your skin from the sun is helping scars fade. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?
Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and soreness, but not permanent change. Interestingly, Isotretinoin and other so-called retinoid agents have been successfully used for years to actually help reverse chronic sun damage. ...Read more
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