Our skin needs its daily dose of Vitamin D, but too much sun can damage it and cause breakouts. Excessive sun exposure leads to dry skin, causing your sebaceous glands to produce excessive oil in compensation. Together with the dead skin cells accumulated from time spent under the sun, pores are more likely to get blocked and breakouts are more likely to occur. When recovering from acne, too much sun can also contribute to dark scars and spots, resulting in unsightly scarring. Slap on the sunscreen and be conscious of how much time you spend under the sun.
But remember — sun exposure doesn’t result in immediate acne as it takes time to develop. So, don’t be fooled by your sun-kissed glow after an afternoon by the pool as you may be in for an unpleasant surprise a few weeks later.