Get Summer-Ready Skin STAT

Summer’s in full swing now, and you know what that means: it’s sweating season. Pimples can be problematic any time of the year, but they always seem to crop up more often this season. If you’ve got your bridal shower or wedding coming up, you’ll want your skin to look perfect in pictures. To banish breakouts and keep skin soft allover, check out our guide to smooth, clear, protected skin and get ready to have fun in the sun!

1. Cleanse

A little extra acne help can go a long way in the summertime. This pick from Clearasil can be used daily as a wash or applied like a mask. Apply twice a week as a heavy-duty mask to help keep current pimples under control and also fade old breakout scars.

Try: Clearasil Ultra Acne + Marks Wash + Mask, $8.15,

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2. Smooth and Scented

This is the time for light, fresh fragrance. Grab a bottle of your favorite scent’s body lotion equivalent for a moisturizing take on your everyday go-to. This pick, from the classic Acque di Gioia line from Giorgio Armani, will have you dreaming and believing you’re on a remote island vacation (even if you’re just at a backyard BBQ).

Try: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Body Lotion, $35,

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3. Protect

You don’t need us to tell you how important sunscreen is. You can’t get away with the “it’s a pain to put on” excuse anymore, either: a spray mist version means you can cover your entire body (especially those hard-to-reach places) in seconds. This pick is infused with vitamin C to improve skin’s appearance, too, so you’ll look radiant and have soft skin in addition to sun protection.

Try: Supergoop! Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50, $13,

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