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Why can suntan oil make my pimples worse?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Suntan oil can clog pores, so that means it may worsen pimples. However, protecting your skin from the sun's rays is important, too. Use oil-free sunscreen and look for the words "anti-comedogenic" or "anti-acnegenic" on the label. Apply sunscreen if you plan to be outdoors for an extended period. Wash your skin well with mild soap at the end of the day.

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