It's summer which means it's time to start loading up on the SPF! The strong UV rays can take a huge toll on your skin, resulting in everything from wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, dullness and even hyperpigmentation. A lot of us tend to get careless when we're out in the sun and then suffer the consequences come fall. But the damage isn't always reversible and the best way to deal with signs of aging is to prevent them from appearing in the first place!

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If your morning routine consists of facial lotion and sunscreen you're off to a good start, but if you're looking to keep your skin youthful and radiant, you're still missing a ton of other steps. Keeping skin glowy and healthy during the summer, requires a little more effort chica. So don't get lazy! Here are a few anti-aging skincare products you should be using this season along with tips on how to keep your complexion glowing all summer long!

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Banish shine 1

Banish shine

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To reduce oil and banish shine, opt for an oil-free cleanser like Olay Foaming Face Wash ($5). It keeps skin squeaky clean without over-drying it.


Buff away dead skin 2

Buff away dead skin

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Dead skin cells can leave your skin looking dull and discolored. Make sure to exfoliate at least once a week. Try Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish ($34). This thing is a beauty godsend!


Do a peel 3

Do a peel

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An in-office salicylic acid peel is another great way to buff away dead skin cells and draw excess oil and dirt out of your pores. But if you can't afford a visit to your derm or esthetician once a month(I hear ya!), try an at-home system, like Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula ($15).

Apply a serum 4

Apply a serum

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Keep your face soft and nourished by layering a light-weight formula, like Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Repair Serum ($98), underneath your moisturizer. It protects skin and brightens up your complexion.


Stay hydrated 5

Stay hydrated

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A facial mist, like Orico London Streetwise Coco Spritz ($37), will calm skin, keep it hydrated and make you look dewy. It's infused with coconut water and coco seed to help detoxify and increase oxygen circulation, leaving skin looking instantly radiant.


Slap some sunscreens 6

Slap some sunscreens

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Simply your beauty routine by applying a moisturizer with built-in sunscreen, like Erno Laszlo R.E.M Day Lotion SPF 30 ($90). It's one less step and it won't look white or ashy on dark skin.


Lighten up 7

Lighten up

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Visibly brighten an uneven skin tone while preventing sun damage at the same time. Try Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Lighten Fx Serious Brightening Solution ($68). It fades away blemish scars, age spots and more.

Use a face mask 8

Use a face mask

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You may not realize it, but your pores look bigger and more obvious when it's hot out. Apply a face mask once a week that's going to absorb excess oils and smooth skin. I love AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask ($32).