Is sunlight harmful during acne treatment? (photo)
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More susceptible to getting burned
Sunlight and Retin A
It is true that your face might turn a bit more red with Retin A on it, but such redness is usually minor and comes from the combined effect of the thinning of the cornified layer of the skin and perhaps, the fact that Retinoids can have a mild phototoxic effect.
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