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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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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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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 Fade Post-Acne Marks

Wondering how post-acne marks and acne scars develop? What about how to tell the difference between the two? You’ll find the answers here and be one step closer to having the clear, spot-free skin you want!

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How to Manage Dehydrated, Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Having dehydrated, dry and oily skin and breakouts all at that same time is one of the trickiest combinations of skin concerns to treat. We’ll explain how your current regimen might be making the problem worse and how you can fine-tune your skincare routine for skin-changing results!

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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

Acne can make its presence known long after breakouts have gone. You don’t have to suffer: Our info will set you on the path fading the look of post-acne marks for visibly even skin.

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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

Retinol has many benefits, but it can be a challenge to decide which retinol product is right for your skin. We'll explain how to choose a retinol product and what results you can expect to see when you begin using one!

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Infographic: Acne, You Have Some Explaining To Do

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

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Is Mineral Oil Bad for Skin?

Is mineral oil the "Boo Radley" of the cosmetics industry? Find out why the spooky tales about cosmetic mineral oil aren't true (and what makes it such a fab skin-care ingredient)!

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Makeup for Acne-Prone Skin

Acne prone and wanting to cover it up? You’ll love these tips on what you should look for (or avoid) when shopping for makeup, as well as a little myth-busting along the way!

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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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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?

How can you tell if a product will cause your skin to break out with pimples, white bumps, or blackheads? Unfortunately, most people find it difficult, if not impossible, to differentiate between the products or ingredients that increase blemishes and those that do not. That's where we can help you save your skin and your money!

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About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and helping you solve your skincare frustrations with research-supported expert advice—so you'll have the facts you need to take the best possible care of your skin.

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