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Does Sun Exposure Lessen the Likelihood of Acne Breakouts?

I believe that I get less acne in the summer months for some reason, possibly the effects of the sun. Would tanning in artificial light have the same benefits?

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Many patients think so

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Many patients try to treat their acne problems with UV exposure.  The problem is that this damages their skin severely and when they are 45-50 years old they will look much older than if they had avoided the UV.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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