Does the sun help acne?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many people believe that exposure to the sun can help to clear up acne. However, there is no actual evidence that UV light improves acne. What has been proven is the connection between sun exposure and an increased risk of skin cancer. You should consult a dermatologist for more information.

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