Sun Exposure and Acne: How to minimize the consequences?

Sun Exposure and Acne: How to minimize the consequences?

Do you wear a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun and even use hats and umbrella as much as possible, but still not able to control increased acne breakout after sun exposure?

Well, we feel you, and you are not alone! Sun exposure can exasperate acne in number of ways. If you have acne prone skin and use wrong sunscreens containing ingredients that additionally clog your pores; if you have sun sensitivity, also known as photosensitivity and  your  sebaceous glands skin start secreting excess oils as a protection mechanism against too much UV rays, which leads to the development of acne.

Fret not! In this article, we will help you deal with the acne caused due to sun exposure with the help of natural home remedies. Let’s get started.

  • Ice, ice, ice - The cooling effect of ice would calm down your skin and prevent the formation of zits. All you need to do is place a few ice cubes in a clean soft cloth and press it against the acne, gently. Repeat this process for a few times a day until it starts healing.
  • Olive oil to the rescue - Olive oil is known for its antioxidant properties. Further, the presence of vitamin E in it helps in healing your damaged skin. What you need to do? Mix 1 teaspoon turmeric powder with a tablespoon of olive oil and apply it on the affected area. Let it rest for 20 minutes, and then rinse your face with normal water.
  • Aloe vera to soothe your skin - Aloe vera is one of the popular ingredients in most acne scar treatments. It is known to fight pimple-causing bacteria. It also helps you in unclogging your skin pores. Simply, extract the gel out of the aloe vera and leave it on the pimple overnight.
  • Cucumbers to reduce swelling - Cucumber is known for its healing properties. It is also known to reduce the body fat and helps you in controlling the excessive production of oil. Thus, to use cucumber to fight acne, simply, make a paste by blending it in a blender. Leave the paste on the acne for 30 minutes and rinse your face with cold water.

How to Prevent Acne Breakout Due to Sun Exposure?

Prevention is always better than cure! To make sure that you don’t have acne breakout going forward, here are a few tips you should take care of:

  • Exfoliate your skin gently, 2-3 times a week with a mild exfoliator
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Have a sound sleep
  • Have showers twice a day
  • Do not pop out the pimples
  • Avoid touching your face unnecessarily
  • Avoid going out in the sun for long hours. Even if you have to, cover your skin properly
  • Practice yoga and calm yourself down
  • Wear clean and loose clothes


Although the above mentioned home remedies to help minimize your acne are a good addition to treatment, they are really NOT treatments but adjunct (additions) to help your acne problem quicker! To get visible results, choose AcnEase which uses natural ingredients to fight and PREVENT the causes of acne breakouts. To know more about AcnEase, here is how it works.

So, what are your views on this? How do you keep the acne away? Have you ever used the new Rejuvel 3D? Sound off in the comments below!

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