With new products, shades, tips and tricks coming out every week, how are you supposed to keep up with all that’s going on in the beauty world?! Good news, beauty babes: Influenster‘s beauty dictionary, which fills you in on WTF terms like photoaging and microdermabrasion, has got you covered. Our beauty dictionary series will help you stay on top of all that fancy lingo, so get ready to get educated. It’s like an SAT vocab lesson, but way more glam ;)


The Word: Photoaging

What it means: Discoloration, wrinkles or other damage to the skin caused by too much exposure to UVA and UVB radiation

Also known as: Photodamage

What it does: Harms your skin (beware!)

How to beat it: Use products with SPF, green tea and vitamin C! Here are some options:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid ($33)


This powerful sunscreen from the French drugstore favorite is lightweight, making it a great option for everyday protection from the sun. Remember that even when there are clouds overhead, UV rays can still shine through and cause damage to your skin, so you’re best off being covered!

KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil ($54)


This oil will fight the good fight against signs of aging. By repairing wrinkles and hydrating skin, it promises to increase your skin’s elasticity. Thank you, vitamin C!

Solar Sense Clear Zinc Stick for Face & Lips ($4)


Toss this SPF stick in your beach bag, pocketbook or backpack. It’s easier than spreading sunscreen across your face (don’t forget your lips!), and the green tea will restore moisture.

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