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  • Can You Layer Sunscreen?

    Can You Layer Sunscreen?

    Can you use a sunscreen under makeup? Or wear a sunscreen and a foundation with SPF at the same time? And what about a primer, moisturizer, and foundation if they all contain sunscreen, too? The answer will surprise you.

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  • How to Apply Sunscreen

    How to Apply Sunscreen

    You probably know you need to apply sunscreen daily, but do you know how to apply it so you get the protection your skin needs? Misapplying sunscreen is a mistake most people make! We’ll help you "see the light"!

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  • How to Prevent Sunburn

    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?

    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 avoid UV damage.

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  • Do Sunscreen Pills Work?

    Do Sunscreen Pills Work?

    Nothing is as important for your skin as being sun smart, so it’s tempting to think that you can skin the sunscreen step and instead eat certain foods or take a sunscreen pill to save your skin…but is it true?

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  • What Does the PA+ Sunscreen Symbol Mean?

    What Does the PA+ Sunscreen Symbol Mean?

    As if the entire subject of sunscreen and SPF ratings weren’t confusing enough already, along came the PA+ rating system to up the ante of bewilderment! This is how to easily understand the meaning of SPF versus PA+ ratings.

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  • What is “Sun Mustache” & How Do You Get Rid of It?

    What is “Sun Mustache” & How Do You Get Rid of It?

    If you’ve noticed a darker upper lip after spending time in the sun, there’s a reason for why this happens. Here’s what you need to know to get rid of the dreaded “sun mustache.”

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  • Touching Up Sunscreen with Makeup

    Touching Up Sunscreen with Makeup

    Daily use of sunscreen is the #1 way to fight off the signs of aging, but how are you supposed to reapply over a full face of makeup? We’ll tell you how to revive your SPF without messing up your look.

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  • How to Get the Perfect Self-Tan

    How to Get the Perfect Self-Tan

    Learn about the best self-tanners, how to prep skin, and application secrets from our pros in this must-read guide to a flawless faux tan.

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  • The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays

    The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays

    The sun emits two types of rays that reach Earth and affect your skin. We explain how they differ and how sunscreen actives work to protect skin from visible effects of aging and more.

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  • Sunscreen Tips & Tricks: Solutions for Sunscreen Problems

    Sunscreen Tips & Tricks: Solutions for Sunscreen Problems

    You know you should apply sunscreen every day, but they can be frustrating: Some leave a white cast, some sting your eyes, or they don’t work under makeup. Here’s how to easily overcome those issues.

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  • Sun Damage Explained

    Sun Damage Explained

    Unprotected sun exposure causes skin cancer and premature skin aging! Understanding how sun damage affects skin and how to prevent it is critical information for your skin.

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  • How Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Works

    How Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Works

    You know sunscreen protects skin from sun exposure, but just how does it do that? We explain how synthetic and mineral sunscreen ingredients work.

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  • What is a Sunburn?

    What is a Sunburn?

    You most likely have had at least one sunburn, but how much do you really know about what sunburn does to skin? Sunburn has a startling impact on your body, not just now, but for years to come—a strong reason to keep that sunscreen handy!

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  • Why Tanning Beds are Bad for Your Skin

    Why Tanning Beds are Bad for Your Skin

    Tanning beds seem like a quick, convenient way to darken your skin but many people—including lots of tanning salons—aren’t aware of the serious, lasting risk they pose to skin. Find out why tanning beds are essential to avoid! Read More
  • How to Take Care of Sunburned Skin

    How to Take Care of Sunburned Skin

    Sunburn doesn’t just mean turning lobster-red after spending too much time in the sun. Even turning light pink means your skin is sunburned, and just one sunburn can have a lasting impact on your skin. While prevention is key, when a burn does occur, here are some things you can do to soothe the discomfort at home. Read More
  • How to Apply Water-Resistant Sunscreen

    How to Apply Water-Resistant Sunscreen

    Water-resistant sunscreens are a must when swimming or perspiring outdoors, but applying them correctly makes all the difference in the world. We explain everything you need to know so you can safely have fun in the sun.

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  • 4 Places You're Forgetting to Apply Sunscreen

    4 Places You're Forgetting to Apply Sunscreen

    You’re getting ready for a day outdoors, you’ve applied your sunscreen—but are you really covered? We’ll show you the sneaky places the sun can get to, and how to make sure you’re SPF-ready all-over.

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About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and providing expert advice that solves your skincare frustrations so you can have the best skin of your life!