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With the Summer upon us, how can we protect our skin from the sun if we have problem skin?
Let's talk about sunshine with Dr Sam Robson, GP and skin specialist.
So, can the sun help improve the appearance of acne?
It can dry out your skin and this can temporarily reduce the oiliness associated with acne. But the sun also increases the risk of long-lasting hyperpigmentation (because your skin is inflamed) – this means that even if your spots appear to have dried out, your overall complexion and any scarring could be worsened because the resulting sun damage leaves an uneven and blotchy appearance.
Protecting your fragile skin has to be a priority and we encourage you to take a long-term approach.
Back to basics: Acne starts with a blocked pore. It's often exacerbated by the accumulation of sebum, sweat and dead skin cells clogging your pores.
So, the best sunscreens for acne-prone skin should use ingredients that don't clog pores, don't irritate the skin and don't leave a white cast.
A few pointers:
Now go enjoy the sun, safely!
If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited acne, hyperpigmentation, complexion, scarring and sunscreens clinics in your area.
Dr Sam Robson is a highly respected and experienced practitioner who qualified as a GP in 1997 and has been practising aesthetic medicine since 2004.
She has also become progressively aware of the increasing incidence of low morale and self-esteem
The repertoire of treatments provided by the clinic aims to help address many problems.
Call Dr Sam Robson on 0122 486 9997 or visit www.templeclinic.co.uk.
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