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Old 01-16-2004, 05:22 AM   #1
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I have acne on my chest pretty bad and also a little on my back and shoulders. I've been on medication since August. Would getting in the tanning bed help my acne or hurt it? I know since I'm on that medication I can't get too much exposure because my skin is real sensitive to light. But everytime I tan it kind of covers my acne up and I feel more comfortable. So, does tanning cause breakouts or help to heal them???

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Old 01-16-2004, 05:33 AM   #2
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Re: Acne and tanning??

I would never recommend tanning to anyone because it's so dangerous. That being said...

Tanning does reduce the appearance of acne, and helps dry out skin. I know that when I've been tan, my acne problem went away FAST. However, I did get a few sunspots and annoying freckles.

The decision to tan is personal, so know the risks first. Be especially careful if you are on prescription medication.

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