Brown Spots & Discolorations

Diminish Uneven Skin Tone & Get Your Glow Back

The appearance of uneven skin tone on the face, chest, and hands are a clear sign of aging skin, but we'll point you in the direction of the most effective skin-brightening formulas to get your glow back!

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How Does Vitamin C Help Skin?

Even the most diligent skincare devotees among us may count stubborn brown spots, fine lines or red marks among their complexion woes. Find out how this superstar ingredient works to restore your skin to its younger-looking, more radiant self.

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How to Exfoliate Skin

Even if you cleanse, tone, apply a sunscreen in the morning and a moisturizer at night, there's still one thing missing that could make all the difference in the world to get you the skin you want: an AHA or BHA exfoliant!

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How to Treat Red Marks & Acne Scars

Acne can make its presence known long after breakouts have healed, leaving you with a red or brown mark that seems to last forever. You don’t have to suffer: Our info will set you on the path to treating these marks plus indented acne scars!

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How to Use Retinol Products

Over-the-counter retinol and prescription retinoids have many benefits, but it can be a challenge to decide which form is right for your skin. We'll explain what makes each form of retinol (or retinoid) unique, tips on choosing the right one for your concerns + how to get the best possible results while using it.

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How to Use Your Skin-Lightening Products

Treating brown spots from sun damage requires special products. But which ones, and in what order do you apply them? Find out how to use a skin lightener (or lighteners—you may need more than one!) for best results.

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How to Visibly Transform Signs of Aging

If you’re battling dull skin, clogged, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, don’t dismay, all is not lost—you can turn these concerns around, especially if you follow our anti-aging tips—all supported by research, not hype!

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Hydroquinone for Skin Lightening

Over the past several years, hydroquinone has become a controversial skin-care ingredient for topical use. Despite the controversy, it's abundantly clear is that hydroquinone is a well-researched ingredient, incredibly effective for its intended purpose, and that no other skin lightening ingredient compares to its effectiveness.

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Lightening Brown Spots

Regardless of your ethnic background or skin color, eventually most of us will struggle with some kind of brown or ashen pigmentation problem. Before you look at any other option for brown or ashen skin discolorations, find out what stands the best chance of working—and learn of the crucial role daily sun protection plays.

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Skincare Alternatives to Color Correcting

It’s no secret that color correcting can help treat redness or other skin discolorations in the short-term, but these tips will show you how to treat each major color correcting issue with skincare for lasting results.

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Treating Sun Spots Below the Neck + Other Body Concerns

Why let your face reap all the rewards of a wrinkle-fighting skin-care routine? We're sharing our favorite solutions that battle the signs of aging (especially brown sun spots and sagging) by targeting and repairing damaged skin.

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What Are These White Spots on My Skin?

You may be famliar with what brown spots are and what causes them, but perhaps you're wondering what those white spots you're seeing among the brown spots are. We'll explain what those spots are, what causes them, and how you can treat them (and prevent more)!

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What Does a Chemical Peel Do?

Chemical peels are an excellent option to consider in tandem with an anti-aging skin-care routine that includes daily sun protection. Find out which one is best and how they can help you have younger-looking, more radiant skin!

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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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