Combination Skin


The Paula's Choice Research Team truly understands the struggle of dealing with those persistent, yucky blackheads. Although a blackhead may look like a large speck of black dirt, it has nothing to do with your skin being dirty, so you can't scrub them away. However, there are things you can do to effectively elimate them!

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Combination Skin

Combination skin seems to be a mystery for lots of people. It can be hard to identify and even trickier to treat. But The Paula's Choice Research Team can help you unlock the mystery to achieving clearer, more balanced skin.

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Extreme Combination Skin: Cracking the Code

Is your combination skin characterized by really dry and really oily areas? Are you having a hard time getting both areas under control without making either one worse? If so, this article is just for you. Find out how to treat what's known as "extreme" combination skin!

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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 Dehydrated Skin & Acne

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 Treat Dehydrated Skin (& How it’s Different from Dry Skin)

"Dehydrated skin" and "dry skin" are often talked about interchangeably, but surprise: They actually have different causes and treatments. We'll explain the differences so you'll know exactly how to get your skin under control.

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Skin Type

What you've been taught about skin type by cosmetics salespeople, aestheticians, fashion magazines, and even some dermatologists, is likely incorrect, confusing, or designed to simply keep you buying more and more products—it all ends here!

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Solutions for Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Have you noticed have hard, white bumps on your face or body? If you're over age 40 and have oily skin, it could be a skin condition called sebaceous hyperplasia.. Find out what causes this and how to treat it, and watch those unsightly bumps disappear!

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What Type of Breakout Do I Have? Pimple, Blackhead, Whitehead, or Something Else?

Regardless of what it is or how you describe it, any breakout on your face is unwanted. Whether your skin erupts in white or red bumps or is dotted with blackheads, the objective is to get rid of them, and fast! Knowing what kind of breakout you have is the first step to clearer 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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