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The Connection Between Acne and Tanning

When women are looking for an adult acne treatment that really works, only to fail time and time again, they sometimes turn to tanning as a means to get healthier looking skin. Adult female acne is an especially frustrating condition when it exists on the face, chest, and back. Sunning may seem like the perfect solution to “dry up” excess oil and make the skin smoother. What many do not realize is that the improved look of skin that occurs is only temporary, and that sun exposure only increases oil production, often resulting in a worsening of their condition.
Self-Tanners for Acne-Prone Skin
The improvements to self-tanning products have made it fashionable and healthy to wear a tan during any season of the year. Unfortunately, for the many women with acne, sensitive skin doesn’t always take the application of tanning products very well. It can lead to acne flare-ups instead of improving the skin’s appearance. In order to get the benefits of sunless tanning, it is not only important to choose the right tanner, but also to take care in the method you use to apply it.
Clean Skin Prior to Application
Use a cleanser that is sulfate-free, prior to the application, and a couple of hours after applying when the product has had time to do its work. This will keep the pH of your skin balanced and prevent the resulting tan from looking blotchy. Removing the product will help ensure that the pores do not become clogged. While this may prevent you from getting the full benefits of the tanner, it will also prevent breakouts that you want to avoid.
Choose the Right Tanner
If you are already using an adult acne treatment on your skin, do not use a self-tanner that contains the same ingredients or others that are used to fight acne. Instead, look for one that is made for sensitive skin and which eliminates the use of harsh ingredients. A number of tanners on the market have antioxidants added, such as green tea, to make skin healthier and create a better glow. Another option is to use an all-natural bronzer that is only temporary and which will wash off at the end of the day.
Tanning naturally is never the best solution for acne-prone skin. The right tanning product, however, can produce a healthy-looking glow without irritating skin or causing flare-ups. To learn more about the leading adult acne treatment, call 877-30-CLEAR.