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Beauty Myth: The Sun Will Get Rid Of Acne
June 21, 2013


Acne often leads sufferers to look for any means to alleviate their constant breakouts, excessive oils, and skin irritation. A myth we are constantly hearing, especially as the weather heats up is that laying in the sun will clear-up your complexion. Not only is this false but it can actually worsen your skin condition, not to mention the numerous health hazards that can be caused by UVA/UVB rays! We’ve got the insider info on how to restore your skin to a healthy state to reveal the most beautiful and vibrant version of you!

Now why has this myth come to be? Well, the sun does have a drying effect on the skin, which can initially help to decrease some of the excess oils on the surface of your skin. But sun exposure can actually lead to thickening of the stratum corneum, the outer most layer of your skin, consisting of dead skin cells. When this layer becomes increasingly thick pores can become clogged and pimples can form leading to more breakouts than you originally had. Instead of trying to temporarily dry out your skin apply the Hydra Medic® Mattifying Moisturizer to your face for lasting results. This product with help balance the moisture level in your skin while helping keep away shine and excess oil, allowing your skin to look refreshed throughout the day. It also includes a synergistic tea blend that helps to soothe and calm irritated skin and zinc oxide provides healing properties and even acts as a micronized version of a mineral sunscreen!

The second half of this myth, comes from tanning. For those that suffer from acne, you know that pimples can sometimes cause hyperpigmentation (dark spots) long after a breakout is gone. And while a tan can help disguise the discoloration associated with acne, unfortunately this effect will not last forever. Rather than baking in the heat to cover-up dark spots, it’s important to prevent and treat breakouts. Although I know it can be difficult, you have to fight the urge to pick at breakouts! Picking runs the risk of creating those darkened spots on your complexion and can often make the blemish worse. Don’t panic when a pimple unexpectedly pops up, simply dab on the Hydra Medic® Clear Complexion Drying Lotion. This zit zapping must-have can be applied directly onto an acne blemish before bed to fight the breakout overnight! While it works to treat the pimple, it also uses Mulberry and licorice extracts which work to help minimize hyperpigmentation, giving you a more even-toned complexion. See my video on the Hydra Medic® Clear Complexion Drying Lotion here!

Now that we have disproven this myth, it’s time to get your skin on track and cleared up! Clearing your complexion is all about finding skincare products that are formulated for your specific needs, and Repêchage has the perfect products designed for problematic skin in the Hydra Medic® collection. The products in this skincare line are able to provide deep pore cleansing, help control your breakouts, and maintain the proper moisture level in your skin. So it’s time to stop sun bathing to improve your skin! Try the Repêchage Hydra Medic® collection to help seriously clear your complexion!

Have you tried any acne-related myths on your skin? Tell us in the comments below!

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Beauty Myth: The Sun Will Get Rid Of Acne