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Myth: Tanning Clears Up Acne

Fact: While some light therapies can help treat acne, they don't work for the majority of acne sufferers. And the ultraviolet light from the sun (or tanning beds) is even worse – besides raising the risk of skin cancer it dries out skin and can lead to premature aging while worsening acne. Your best bet is to visit your dermatologist for a chemical peel that focuses on the blocked pores without damaging your skin.

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