Acne & Breakouts

3 Targeted Solutions for Enlarged Pores, Breakouts, and Post-Zit Marks

If you’re dealing with breakouts, enlarged pores, and/or leftover red marks from past zits, these powerful, research-backed ingredients and skincare steps will lead to dramatically clearer skin!

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Acne & Aging Skin

Many believe acne should be gone by the time wrinkles start showing, but that is often not the case. Having acne and wrinkles at the same time is an all-too-common problem. We can help you fight wrinkles and breakouts at the same time so you'll start seeing your skin looking radiant, clear, and smooth in just a few days—really!

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Alcohol in Skincare: The Facts

It's tempting to think alcohol-based moisturizers, serums and toners aren't really that bad for skin, and there is no shortage of debate on the topic. We're here to stage an intervention with the sobering truth revealed by the latest research: alcohol is one skin-damaging ingredient you should avoid!

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Bye, Bye Blackheads!

We understand the frustration of dealing with stubborn blackheads—no amount of scrubbing gets rid of them (if anything that often makes it worse). We’ll use our research-backed information to reveal effective ways to banish blackheads as best as possible.

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Clearing Up Teen Skincare

For pre-teens and teens, the self-esteem they lose from having blemishes is undeniable. Unfortunately, acne strikes this age group more than any other. While it can be a struggle to get breakouts under control, knowing the facts about acne based on decades of research can help your teen have fewer breakouts—and get their confidence back!

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Help for Oily Skin

If you're like most people, you've probably made some common mistakes trying to get your oily skin under control. With the right information, we can help get you back on the right track for the shine-free results you want.

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How to Minimize Enlarged Pores and Blackheads

You may think you've tried everything to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores and blackheads, but before you give up, check out the research-proven advice you might have overlooked.

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How to Minimize the Look of Post-Acne Marks

When a zit goes away, it’s often replaced by an unsightly red or brown mark. Use our tips to fade post-acne marks for a visibly even skin tone.

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How to Pop a Pimple

It’s gross, but we’re all going to do it (almost no one follows the recommendation to not pop a pimple). Since you’re going to do it, we want you to do it right so you don’t end up with a lingering scab that turns into a red mark—or worse!

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How to Prevent Acne

If you suffer from acne breakouts, you've probably felt like throwing up your hands at least once because you've felt that nothing works. We're here to tell you you're not powerless in the matter! Our tried-and-true advice will have you saying bye-bye breakouts, and hello clear skin!

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How to Use Retinol Products

Which retinol product is right for your skin? We'll help you decide and explain what results you can expect, plus share usage tips.

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Infographic: Acne Doesn't Care Who You Are

Been through the wringer with one ineffective acne approach after another? Some quick tips and busted myths can make a big difference on your quest for blemish-free skin.

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Managing Dehydrated, Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

It’s possible to have skin that’s dehydrated, oily, and acne-prone, but you don’t just have to live with it! Find out how to manage all these conditions (yes, it can be done).

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Say Goodbye to Back and Body Acne

It’s safe to say that if you’re dealing with breakouts, you’ve probably tried everything you can to keep them under control—but there are more than a few sabotaging skincare habits that could be getting in your way. We’re sharing our best advice to get a clear, radiant complexion (above and below the neck).

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Severe Acne

Severe acne can be one of the most frustrating skin conditions, but there are ways to make a huge improvement you will feel and see in the mirror. Here are the best skincare solutions that will get you on the road to clearer skin!

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Six Acne Myths

Dealing with breakouts is bad enough, but believing the myths you run into about acne will makes matters worse. Great skincare is about facts, so we’re busting these six major acne myths so you can see clearer skin, sooner!

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The Best Diet for Your Skin, from the Outside In

When it comes to being healthy, we are what we eat! The same is true for skin. Find out how the nutrients you apply to your skin can give you an unbelievably glowing, healthy complexion.

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The Best Makeup & Foundation for Acne-Prone Skin

Learn about the best makeup and foundations for acne-prone skin.

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The Best Way to Apply Skincare Products

Knowing which order to apply skincare products is essential to getting the best results from every product you use. We reveal the exact order of application you need to follow for your best skin yet!

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What Are These Tiny White Bumps on My Face?

Stubborn small, hard, white bumps need special care. There are products that can work to diminish those bumps in record time! Here’s what you need to know…

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What to Do When You Have Acne and Dry Skin

Acne is frustrating and embarrassing all by itself, but when you add dry skin to the mix, choosing the best products to treat both issues can become confusing. Learn how to manage acne and dry skin—and find out whether the dryness may be due to the products you're using!

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Will It Make Me Break Out?

Most people find it difficult, if not impossible, to differentiate between the products or ingredients that increase breakouts and those that don’t. This is certainly an area we know a lot about and we’re sharing what we know so you don’t have to go through this again!

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About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and providing expert advice that solves your skincare frustrations so you can have the best skin of your life!

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