The sun and acne, friends or foes?
But don’t forget the rebound effect! When sun exposure decreases, the dead cells responsible for the thickening of the skin are eliminated, while sebum regains ground. As a result, spots reappear and new lesions form.
Beware of sun acne. This is a rather peculiar acne flare-up, triggered by sun exposure. And no, it doesn’t appear in November!
Finally, many anti-acne treatments are photosensitizing. Most anti-acne treatments continue during the summer, provided you have effective sun protection. We recommend you make an appointment with your doctor before the summer to review your current treatments and adapt them if necessary.
Acne and the sun are generally incompatible, requiring the use of appropriate sunscreen.
How should you protect myself against the sun and acne?
A sun cream adapted to acne must be non-comedogenic so as not to promote spots. Light textures such as fluids or emulsions are preferred. Other solutions exist for protection against the sun and acne: some sun products are tinted to combine sun protection and lesion camouflage.