Nautical Fashion for Every Day

Nothing says summertime quite like freshly squeezed lemonade, ocean breezes, sun-kissed skin, and of course, any and everything nautical. Don't live by the coast? Not a problem. Beth Parker of s e e r s u c k e r + s a d d l e s shares these nautical inspired looks that are wearable even if you live inland!

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Sunscreens You'll Actually Look Forward to Applying

We all know we're supposed to wear sunscreen, but sometimes its sticky, greasy residue makes hiding indoors almost seem worthwhile. Fear not: These smooth-sailing sunscreens are a breeze to apply, and their barely-there formulas won't turn your beach day into a major bummer. Find your perfect match here!

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Anti-Aging Tips for Summer

Anti-aging gets even tougher when summer months hit and the sun¿s rays take a toll on your skin. We show you anti-aging tips designed for warmer weather so your skin stays smooth, soft, and youthful all season long.

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New Beauty Ingredients and Trends, Explained

If you've ever left the beauty aisle scratching your head at some of the latest cosmetic catchphrases (growth factors!?! sleep masks!?!), this story is for you. Here, top beauty experts break down the latest buzzwords in skin care and makeup. Consider this handy guide to some of the coolest new products and trends.

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Goof-Proof Self-Tanners

If you like the look of a deep tan or even just a subtle, sun-kissed glow, sunless tanner is the only way to go (no skin-damaging UV rays!). But we all know application can be tricky. One false move and you can be left with an obvious streak that lasts for days. Fortunately, the latest crop of glow getters makes a faux tan faux pas free.

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How to Get Shine-Free Skin

Oily skin can ruin your look, especially in the summer months. Learn the right types of makeup for oily skin, and how to apply makeup for a shine-free, matte face.

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12 Beach Bag Must-Haves

Summer days are meant to be carefree, but that doesn't mean you can drop the, um, beach ball with your beauty routine. Here are our favorite warm-weather essentials to keep you feeling and looking cool, chic, and well protected.

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Your Anti-Aging Cheat Sheet

Anti-aging creams can pack tons of ingredients and big promises, but can they really deliver? We asked top dermatologists to simplify your skin care shopping process by revealing the seven best wrinkle-smoothers available over the counter. Consider this your cheat sheet to the active ingredients proven to keep skin looking younger, longer.

Retinol

It's the most popular and most studied over-the-counter retinoid. "Topical retinoids bind to receptors in the skin and stimulate collagen growth," says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. "They can help thicken the dermis, or deepest layer of the skin, which evens out texture and reduces fine lines and wrinkles." While it may take a little longer to work than prescription-strength versions, retinol tends to be less irritating than Rx retinoids.

Scan labels for: Retinol, retinaldehyde, retinyl palmitate, and retrinal

Try: L'Oreal Paris RevitaLift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair Night Creme ($20; drugstore.com), with retinol.

Hylauronic Acid

This megahydrator is a natural lubricant found in our skin that decreases with age. When included in a topical cream or serum, it acts as a humectant, meaning it draws water from the atmosphere into the skin, giving the surface a smoother, plumper appearance (albeit, temporarily).

Scan labels for: hyaluronic acid, hyaluronan, and sodium hyaluronate

Try: Dr. Jart Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask ($48; sephora.com).

Peptides

These proteins are long chains of amino acids that send messages to cells, telling them to produce more collagen. Without adequate collagen, skin loses its firmness and wrinkles start to form. "Peptides have some clinical studies behind them," says Paul Jarrod Frank, a dermatologist in New York City. "They're proven to stimulate both collagen and elastin (which gives skin its resiliency)."

Scan labels for: hexapeptides, pentapeptides, oligopeptides, Matrixyl, and copper peptides

Try: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($29; ulta.com).

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

AHAs are acids -- typically from fruit, milk, or sugars -- that loosen the gluelike bonds that keep complexion-dulling dead skin cells hanging around. Once those cells slough off, fresher, glowier skin is exposed. With regular use, skin looks brighter, smoother, and more even.

Scan labels for: glycolic acid, lactic acid, and citric acids

Try: Philosophy The Microdelivery Mini Peel Pads ($38; philosophy.com), with lactic acid.

Growth Factors

When you get a wound, your cells send signals to start the healing process. Cosmetic companies were able to mimic these signals with synthetic and plant-based growth factors that stimulate collagen, essentially healing lines and wrinkles, Zeichner says.

Scan labels for: kinetin and epidermal growth factor (EGF).

Try: Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream ($98; kinerase.com), with kinetin.

Antioxidants

Think of topical antioxidants as fire extinguishers, Zeichner says. They neutralize free radicals -- unleashed by UV light, smoke, and pollution -- before they get a chance to do harm to healthy skin cells. Wear them in the morning, along with sunscreen, as an added layer of protection.

Scan labels for: vitamin C (ascorbic acid), green tea, ferulic acid, vitamin E (tocopherol), co-enzyme Q10

Try: Esteé Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF15 ($48; esteelauder.com), with vitamins C and E.

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