Acne sufferers are understandably always looking for ways to get improvement in the condition. Some believe sunlight will clear acne up.

shutterstock_143211553-852x1024Light of different kinds – sunlight as well as blue, red and LED light and others used in some acne treatments – does appear to help acne.

More research needs to be done in this area to answer questions such as how long these effects may last.

Here’s what we know for sure:

• Scores of studies show sunlight is the main risk factor for skin cancer and causes skin aging.