Sun Care

5 Tanning Bed Lies That Could Kill Your Skin

Think getting a tan indoors is safer than a tan from the sun? Not so fast! Indoor tanning is even more damaging to your skin, leading to problems you don't want later on, such as wrinkles, brown spots, and sagging. We reveal the most common indoor tanning myths!

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6 Perfect Sunscreens for Oily Skin

We know! Those with oily skin (or the acne prone among us) can have a challenging time finding sunscreens that don’t leave their face a shiny, greasy mess. But fear not. We’ve done the research and picked 6 sunscreen favorites for oily skin from Beautypedia. Each is incredibly lightweight and  perfect for blemish-prone skin.

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Are Tanning Beds Safe?

If you’re using or thinking of using a tanning bed, the Paula's Choice Research Team strongly urges you to reconsider. You may not see the damage now, but you will eventually—and it isn’t pretty!

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Can You Get Cancer From Sunscreen?

We know wearing sunscreen every day is an critical step in the prevention of skin cancer. But can the very product you use to protect yourself actually cause cancer? Learn the fact – and fiction! – behind one of the latest skincare scares!

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Flawless Self-Tanning Tips

The latest generation of self-tanners is more user-friendly than ever, but even with the best products, it takes some know-how to get flawless results. We gathered the top tips from self-tanning experts to create the ultimate guide to mistake-free self-tanning, no sun damage required.

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How Much Sunscreen Do You Need?

Sunscreen. You know you need it. But do you know when to wear it, how much you need or when to reapply? Keeping your skin protected from the sun doesn’t have to be a pain. Become a sunscreen pro and keep your skin protected from the sun with these simple guidelines.

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How to Apply Sunscreen

Many skin-care products contain sunscreen, not to mention all of the foundations, concealers, and face powders with sunscreen, but what do you do with all of them? That’s an important question to answer because if you don't apply sunscreen appropriately you are not going to get the protection indicated on the label!

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How to Get Vitamin D (Without the Sun)

If you’ve been scared into thinking that wearing sunscreen will lead to vitamin D deficiency, think again. We’ll show you how to get all the vitamin D you need without putting your skin in harm’s way.

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How to Prevent Skin Cancer From Sun Damage

Research has made it clear that repeated unprotected sun exposure, getting sunburned, or repeatedly getting tan causes DNA damage that triggers skin cells to mutate. Over time and in the absence of sun protection and sun-smart behavior, these mutations turn into skin cancers.

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How to Prevent Sunburn

The more you know about the risk factors that contribute to sunburn and how to treat sunburned skin, the better you'll be able avoid the burn and keep your family sun-safe, too.

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Infographic: The Sun Is Doing What To My Skin?

Before soaking up the rays this summer, find out what the sun is really doing to your skin. Get the scoop on common tanning myths and what you can do to prevent UV damage.

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Sun Sense

The result of sun exposure is skin damage: wrinkles, brown skin discolorations, dull-looking skin, and potentially even skin cancer. We’ve compiled the most essential points you must know if your goal is to have healthy, younger-looking skin.

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Sunburn Relief: How to Treat Sunburn (the Right Way)

"What do I do if I get a sunburn?" That’s a common question we get, especially from people who live in climates that aren’t sunny year-round.

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Update Your Routine for Summer

When the weather gets warmer, the struggle to maintain a healthy (non-sweaty) glow is real. From hot-weather moisturizer solutions to battling the oh-so-unflattering shaving bumps, these tips will save your skin this summer.

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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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