Basic Skin Care Tips

Infographic: How To Find Your Skin Type

Follow these simple steps to determine which type of skin you have and learn which types of products are right for you.

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10 Bad Skincare Habits to Kick Today

From harsh scrubs to good products gone bad, these beauty blunders are all too common. Find out which ones may be holding your skin back from looking its radiant best. Small changes can reveal beautiful results!

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5 Amazing Oils for Skin (and How to Use Them)

There are lots of great facial oils that can do wonderful things for skin and while there isn’t a single best one we do have our favorites. We also want you to know which oils you should absolutely avoid.

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5-Minute Skincare

Even if you have assembled an advanced routine to address all your skincare concerns it really can take only five minutes to get everything applied by following these simple steps morning and evening.

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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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BB and CC Creams: What's the Difference?

Curious about all the BB and CC creams on the market? The Paula's Choice Research Team clears up the confusion about these products and lets you know if you need to add one to your beauty routine!

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Do I Need a Toner?

The Paula's Choice Research Team is often asked about toners. Most of the time, people just want to know what a toner does, if they need to use one, and if so, which ones are the best for their skin type? If you're confused about toners, too, this article will help you find out about the truly amazing benefits a well-formulated toner can provide for your skin.

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Do Women of Color Need Special Skincare Products?

It surprises many people when they learn that contrary to popular belief, darker skin tones do not require special skincare products. The fact is skin color is not a skin type—but there are some differences to keep in mind as you assemble a skincare routine!

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Fighting Pollution with Antioxidants

Is there such a thing as an anti-pollution beauty routine?  You may be surprised to know the sun isn’t the only skin-aging factor you need to guard against—find out more about the vital role antioxidants play in helping to defend skin against environmental aggressors.  

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How Facial Oils Help Skin

Plant oils aren’t miracles, but the right plant oil, or (even better for your skin) a blend of beneficial oils, can make a remarkable difference for dry, flaky, or dehydrated skin. These gems are for anyone whose skin could use a boost of nourishing protection, especially when seasonal or drier climates disturb your skin.

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How Long To Wait Between Applying Skincare Products

We're often asked how long a person should wait between applying the various products in their skincare routine. Given the variety of products you can use to make a significant difference in the appearance of your skin, it's a logical question and we have the answer for you!

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How Paula’s Choice Advanced Skincare Routines Work

Paula’s Choice Essential and Advanced Skincare Kits help you easily assemble the ideal skincare routine so you can achieve the best skin of your life. If you’re wondering whether you need to choose an Advanced Routine or an Essential Routine, this article will help you decide!

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How Paula’s Choice Essential Skincare Routines Work

Paula’s Choice Essential and Advanced Skincare Kits help you easily assemble the ideal skincare routine so you can achieve the best skin of your life. If you’re wondering which one is best for you, we’ll explain how an Essential Skincare Routine may be the perfect option!

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How RESIST Anti-Aging Works

Wondering whether you should be using products from the expanded Resist collection or from one of our other lines? You're not alone! We'll explain who Resist products are for, how you can incorporate them in to your routine, and why every Paula's Choice skin care collection is anti-aging. Wonder no more, all your Resist-related questions will be answered!

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How Sensitizing Ingredients Hurt Skin

You can be aggravating your skin and not even know it because, more often than not, sensitized responses don’t show up on the surface. Find out which sensitizing ingredients are a must to avoid, and what all skin types need to look better!

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How to Exfoliate Skin (and Why It's So Important)

Even if you cleanse, tone, apply a sunscreen in the morning and a moisturizer at night, there's still one very important product 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 Put Together a Skincare Routine

Once you know your skin type and concerns, you need to know what types of products work together and the order in which to use them. Here's how it all comes together, step-by-step!

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Infographic: Six Beneficial Skincare Ingredients

Learn the truth about six hot-topic skincare ingredients and the amazing benefits they have for your skin.

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Is Your Skincare Routine Working?

If you’re like many women you might be wondering how to tell if you’re getting the best possible results from the skincare products you’re using. We have solid advice on how to tell if your skincare routine is really working, and how to tweak it for outstanding results!

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Normal Skin and How to Care For It

At Paula’s Choice Skincare, we group our skincare routines by normal to oily or combination or normal to dry or very dry. But if you have "normal skin" which do you choose? Which products are best for normal skin? That’s a perfectly normal question we can answer for you!

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Should You Get A Facial?

Are facials necessary, and if so, what exactly do they do? We provide all the details, including critical pros and cons you need to know before you make an appointment!

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Stopping Unwanted Reactions to Skincare Products

Many of us have tried a new skincare product and the outcome wasn't pretty. Trying to figure out what happened is incredibly confusing because the list of whys is long and complicated. Thankfully, you can be your own detective and figure out what happened!

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Update Your Skincare Routine for Summer

Do you need to change your moisturizer for summer? How do you deal with the oh-so-unflattering shaving bumps, and what about hard clogged pores on your arms and legs? We have easy answers for taking great care of your no matter how high the temperature goes.

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Vacation Beauty: Minimum Products, Maximum Results!

We surveyed the frequent fliers at Paula’s Choice Skincare (including Paula herself) for the most helpful recommendations to fulfill your beauty needs while traveling light. Take off with this jet-setting guide for minimum products, maximum results.

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What is My Skin Type?

When it comes to discovering your skin type, the first thing you need to do is forget everything you’ve read or heard before! From our 35 years of researching skincare, we’re fairly certain that information was incorrect as it rarely takes into consideration the skincare products you’re using, which can have a major impact on your skin type. That’s all going to change now!

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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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