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Can acne worsen during the warm weather?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

When it's hot and humid outside, your body often reacts in multiple ways, including increasing its production of sweat. This leaves your skin at higher risk for breakouts, especially if your skin is oily. Using a salicylic acid cleanser can help dry this excess oil up, but it might also leave your skin more sensitive to sunlight so don't forget the sunscreen.

 

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