Is it true that the sun will help clear up my acne?
It is true that heat and light often help acne, but the sun can damage your skin, increase your chances of skin cancer, and speed up aging. Some patients are prone to sun-induced acne, meaning the sun is the cause of their flare-ups.
If you want to try a light option as an acne treatment, see a dermatologist who treats acne with blue light, photodynamic therapy, or lasers like the VBEAM. These sources of light treat acne quite well without the harmful effects of UV rays.