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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Can drinking more water really cure dry skin? Does a tingling sensation actually mean a product is working? Can you really ever outgrow acne? Find out the truth (and lies!) behind beauty's biggest myths straight from Paula and the Paula's Choice Research Team.
No matter how pressed for time we are, great skin care shouldn't be something that's neglected, even when each minute counts. Believe it or not, even if you have less than five minutes, beautiful skin is possible by following these simple steps morning and evening.
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!
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.
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!
Have you ever wondered how long your skin-care and makeup products remain safe to use once they've been opened? Find out how to tell if a product has expired, because even good products can go bad!
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!
As nice as it is to have a product with a wonderful aroma, it just doesn't make for good skin care. Whether the fragrance in the product is natural or synthetic, it is almost always a problem for skin.
You can be irritating your skin and not even know it because irritation, more often than not, doesn't show up on the surface of skin. Even though you can't see it, irritation is taking place beneath the skin's surface, causing damage, mutating skin cells, destroying collagen, and making large pores and oily skin worse.
Cosmetic companies sell lots of skin-care products packaged in jars, and many consumers love this type of packaging. But did you know jar packaging is the wrong choice because it cannot keep most state-of-the-art anti-aging ingredients stable once opened? It's true! Find out what kind of packaging to look for when shopping for the best skin-care products.
Wondering whether you should be using products from the 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!
If you're like most people, you have at least one skin-care concern you'd like to fix. Whether it's dark spots, redness, scars, stretch marks, or something else, there's a workable solution! Find out how to correct common skin problems with research-proven fixes!
Whether you end up with dry, itchy skin in the winter or an overly oily appearance in the summer, there are ways to keep combat "seasonal" changes in your skin. Follow our guide to keep your skin beautiful and healthy when weather takes a toll.
It might surprise you to learn that darker skin tones do not require special skin-care products. Why not? Because skin color is not a skin type!
When it comes to your skin-care routine, it's easy to get frustrated or confused when you're surrounded by products that don't seem to work. You might feel that way because you can't tell if the product is really working, or maybe using it just made matters worse. Given the variables, it's easy to see why women are often confused and frustrated. Let's get this sorted out!
Just like your hands can give away your age, your neck, chest, and décolleté can do the same. Learn what you can do to keep this part of your skin looking healthy and young.
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!
Got a trip coming up? You're probably wondering what to pack and how you're going to get it all into one carry-on bag. Let our experience help you solve these dilemmas so you can experience less stress and frustration en route to your destination!
Scars are a fact of life and an amazing example of our skin's ability to heal, but did you know you have a lot of control over how a scar looks? It's true! Find out what you can do to minimize scars and fade those you've had for years.
As at-home skin-care routines become more and more complex, we often are asked how long a person should wait between applying the various products in their daily skin-care routine. We have a simple answer you're sure to love: You don't have to wait!
Wondering if you have normal skin or another skin type entirely? It's not always easy to tell, yet knowing the answer is critical to choosing the best skin-care products. Find out what normal skin is, what it isn't, and how to determine if that really describes your skin!
Not every skin difficulty can be resolved without the help of a dermatologist—and there will be times when you spot something and exclaim: "What the heck is that?" Learn how to decide when to call and make an appointment—and when you can treat it yourself.
Have the products you've used for years suddenly stopped working? Just when you thought you had your skin-care routine figured out, your skin throws you a curveball that may require going back to the drawing board—or perhaps just a small tweak will make a big difference! Find out what's going on and how to fix it.
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!
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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