Summer Skin Myth Busted

Many people believe that the sun clears skin, but it’s an illusion! Darkening the skin around pimples makes them stand out less, but it doesn’t make them disappear. Sun dries out skin, which seems to help in the short term—but in the long run, your skin overcompensates by producing more and more of its own oils, leading you to break out worse than before.

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