Every season brings its beauty challenges (remember winter’s chapped lips and staticky hair?), and while we think fondly of summer, it’s not all dewy skin and sun-kissed complexions. Between our frolicking in the waves, lounging around bonfires and sipping from bottomless glasses of rosé, there’s some maintenance to be done.

Here, we pinpoint what may be plaguing your hair and skin as you navigate the pool parties, and offer advice on how to stay ahead of the season’s most beguiling beauty problems. And whether you believe it or not, fall will be here soon — and with it, a whole new batch of cosmetic quandaries. But having aced these tips, you may just think back with nostalgia to the smell of bug spray and the challenges of applying eyeliner on a hot and humid afternoon … maybe.

1. The Issue: Beachy Buildup

By July, you’ve slathered, spread and sprayed your fair share of sunscreen and insect repellent onto your skin. Combine that with weeks’ worth of sweat and general outdoor grime, and it may feel like your complexion has a permanent film coating. To tackle this, not just any cleanser will do. Look for a face wash with glycolic acid to gently exfoliate your skin on a daily basis. Peel pads will also do the trick. Just be sure to wear your SPF, as glycolic acid can make skin sensitive to sunlight.

2. The Issue: Summer Skin Dull-drums

If your complexion looks like it could use a vacation of its own, treat tired skin to a clay mask with charcoal. Charcoal acts as a magnet, extracting dirt and oil and leaving skin clean and rejuvenated (no airline tickets required).

3. The Issue: Pore Panic

As summer rattles on, do our pores actually get bigger, somehow in response to the rising temperatures? Not exactly. Your pore size doesn’t change; however, BBQs, camping trips, baseball games and afternoons on the shore mean more opportunities for debris to work its way into your pores, making them appear larger. Dig deep with an exfoliating and refining mask that boasts red algae and volcanic rock to help extract and purify clogged pores.

4. The Issue: Seasonal Dry Spells

If you haven’t had pesky patches of flakiness creep across your forehead yet, beware. At some point, a combination of sun and chlorine is likely to sap your skin of much-needed hydration. When that happens, grab a moisturizer with antioxidant-rich vitamin C.

5. The Issue: Grease Is the Word

Of course, the flip side to dryness is oily skin. If a shiny T-zone has wreaked havoc on your snapshots all summer long, call on the help of a purifying clay mask. One packed with eucalyptus will help to soothe skin and nix greasiness at the same time, without overdrying.

6. The Issue: Melting Makeup

No matter how masterful the application, makeup is no match for humidity. Spritz a setting spray over your finished look to keep your face, eye and lip products from smudging throughout the day.

7. The Issue: Lackluster Locks

Just like your skin, your strands are susceptible to damage when exposed to the summer elements. Whenever possible, try to wet hair with fresh water before taking a dip. Damp hair won’t absorb as much damaging salt water or chlorine. Then, try to give it a second rinse after your swim. Also, consider switching to a restorative shampoo packed with omega-3 and omega-6 to help rehydrate hair that’s been harmed by the heat.

8. The Issue: Raucous Roots

Conflicting vacation schedules — yours and your stylist’s — may delay your color upkeep. Between appointments, rely on DIY root cover-up to maintain seamless coverage. The temporary fix can be as easy as a three-second spray.

“Your strobing is especially lit and giving me life right now.” If you can translate this sentence, you’re excused from class. And if you can’t, don’t worry. The beauty world is teeming with new techniques and technology—and it’s nearly impossible to keep up. Baking? Ring lights? Squareletto?! Consider yourself hereby enrolled in Beauty Slang school.

Baking (verb):
A technique of layering translucent powder over your foundation and concealer for several minutes, which allows the heat from your skin to ‘set’ it, and then dusting off excess. The drag community has done this for ages, which makes sense because they’re always light-years ahead when it comes to makeup techniques.

Non-touring (verb):
Making the choice not to contour, a concept generously handed down to the masses by highly influential human Kim Kardashian, who finally announced that she no longer cared for contouring.

Giving life (verb):
When makeup looks so good that it gives your life new meaning and helps you get out of bed in the morning. Gigi Hadid, for instance, gives us (and probably Zayn) life on a regular basis.

Strobing (verb):
Using highlighter. That’s literally it.

Cut crease (noun):
A supersharp line of shadow drawn across the eye crease to define and accentuate it. It makes eyes look lifted and is, if you care, Kardashian-approved.

Squareletto (adjective):
An up-and-coming nail shape that’s superlong, like stiletto nails, but squared off at the tip. Since squareletto nails are less sharp, you’re less likely to accidentally hurt yourself with them—unless you wear contact lenses.

Sleeping pack (noun):
An overnight mask. In skin-care mecca Korea, masks are generally known as packs.

Multimask (verb):
Using multiple masks at once—but on different areas of the face. A common combination: A clay mask on the T-zone paired with a hydrating mask on the cheeks. It’s especially helpful if you have 99 problems and they’re all skin-related.

The beatdown or beat face (noun):
Makeup application so good that it looks perfect from every angle. A good rule of thumb: If it doesn’t give you life, it’s not a beat face.

De-pot (verb):
To remove pans of makeup—think eye shadow and blush—from their compacts with the intent of replacing them or corraling them in a single magnetic palette. It’s like Marie Kondo’s KonMari method for people who don’t actually want to throw anything out.

Ring lights (noun):
A beauty vlogger’s secret weapon, these resemble magnifying mirrors—but with lights around the rim and nothing in the center. They cast a flattering glow of light that essentially FaceTunes your skin in real time.

Hit pan (verb):
When you scrape the bottom of a makeup palette or compact and grieve accordingly before getting your credit card out.

Lit (adjective):
To have insanely good highlighter application. Not to be confused with the colloquial definition of being highly intoxicated or, as they say, “turnt.”

Tan-touring (noun):
The art of using self-tanner to contour by applying it wherever you’d typically apply bronzer. It’s longer-lasting and looks natural, but you risk having to live with a screw-up for multiple days on end.

Double cleanse (noun):
A method of cleansing skin popular in Korea. It involves using first an oil-based cleanser to dissolve oil-soluble makeup, like mascara, and then a foaming cleanser for a more thorough and effective overall cleanse—and is totally worth the time investment. Trust us.

Haul (noun):
An unceremonious dumping out of your bag of new beauty products followed by a show-and-tell. Some beauty vloggers film this for their audiences, while the rest of us do it just for fun.

HG (adjective):
An acronym for Holy Grail that denotes your “holy grail” beauty product, i.e., something so essential to your makeup routine and/or life that you’d rather get run over than see it discontinued.

Garage doors (noun):
Wearing a single shade of eye shadow from your eyes all the way up to your brows. Very popular in the ’80s and—well, that’s all the warning you could need.