Skin Disorders

Bumps Around the Mouth

Can't seem to get rid of those red, swollen, sometimes crusty bumps around your lips and at the sides of your nose? Learn what those red bumps are, what causes them, and how you can treat them so the skin around your mouth is smooth and even-toned.

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Bumps on the Back of Arms (Keratosis Pilaris)

If you have little red bumps in patches on your upper arms, backside, or thighs that resemble chicken skin and occasionally itch, you probably have a genetic skin disorder called keratosis pilaris. With our help, you may be able to finally say "Bye-bye chicken skin!"

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Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is a general term used to describe a strange variety of skin rashes ranging from small sections of skin that are slightly itchy, somewhat dry and irritated to chronically inflamed, oozing, crusted areas covering the entire body and accompanied by incessant itching.

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Folliculitis is a red, bumpy rash that occurs when hair follicles get infected. Learn the three big causes of the problem, what makes you more vulnerable to infection – and what you can do to wipe it out!

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Get Rid of KP (Keratosis Pilaris)!

Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition affecting nearly 50% of adults. The patches of little red or white bumps that are the hallmark of “chicken skin” aren’t considered harmful, but most people would rather be rid of them. Read on to learn how you can finally get rid of KP!

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How to Heal Very Dry Skin

Whether you’re dealing with eczema, severe seasonal dryness or ultra-sensitive skin, here are the research-proven tips that will get your skin back to its healthy, radiant best.

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Milia is a skin disorder characterized by small, white, hard bumps. Find out what causes them, what not to do if you get them, and how to banish those bumps in record time!

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Psoriasis Causes & Treatments

Psoriasis affects more than 5 million people in the United States alone. For most people it tends to be mild and unsightly rather than a serious health concern, which is probably why fewer than 2 million people seek medical treatment for it. Find out how to care for psoriasis-affected skin.

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Rosacea is a frustrating skin disorder that begins with the intermittent appearance of redness along the cheeks and nose. Left untreated, it almost always worsens so keeping it under control is a must. Find out how to care for rosacea-affected skin so its symptoms are under control—and learn what makes it worse!

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Rosacea Causes and Treatments

Rosacea is a mysterious skin disorder characterized by patches of red skin across a person's face. Treating rosacea isn't easy, but following the steps we present will get you closer to the beautiful, calm skin you want!

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Seborrheic Dermatitis (Seborrhea)

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a relatively common skin disorder characterized by red, flaky - and sometimes itchy - patches. Learn what causes it, how you can treat it, and the at-home solutions that can lead to clearer skin!

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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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The Dos and Don'ts of Treating Dandruff

Flakes in your hair (and on your clothes!) are an embarrassing issue most people encounter at some point in their lives. Find out if the flaking is dandruff or something else – and learn what you can do to get it under control!

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What the Heck is That? When You Should See a Dermatologist

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.

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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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