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Does direct sunlight make acne worse or better?

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In brief: Better, but marginal

Simply exposing oneself to light should make acne better, however, due to the long time necessary to see a result makes this a poor method, especially with the risks of increased sun exposure (skin cancers, premature aging etc.
) topical medications, oral medications, as well as special light therapy done by a dermatologist are all proven to work for acne with much better safety profiles.

In brief: Better, but marginal

Simply exposing oneself to light should make acne better, however, due to the long time necessary to see a result makes this a poor method, especially with the risks of increased sun exposure (skin cancers, premature aging etc.
) topical medications, oral medications, as well as special light therapy done by a dermatologist are all proven to work for acne with much better safety profiles.
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