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* See how to care for your jeans once and for all
* Find out which collagen products are trending right now
* Start planning your summer wardrobe

The debate rages on: should you wash your jeans or not? Denim purists swear by the “no wash” rule, preferring to let the stains and rips age their jeans naturally. Others are all like, “gross!” We believe in a happy medium, and we’re showing you the no-wash wash for your favorite pants.

Plus, we’ve got tips on how to care for your skin this summer, and got a few ideas on how to put together a cool and stylish summer outfit. Here’s what you need to know.

1. How To Wash Your Jeans (Without Putting Them In the Wash)

We’ve all been there: your go-to pair of jeans are dirty or stinky, but you can’t put them in the wash. You don’t want to fade that perfect wash and worn-in texture, but at the same time, you can’t walk around smelling like dirty jeans. Thankfully, denim lovers have come up with some clever solutions to this problem. Here’are the best products and techniques to freshen up your jeans without putting them in the wash.

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SPY Guide: How To Wash Your Jeans

  

2. The Best Skin Care Products For Plumper, Younger Looking Skin

Collagen is one of the latest buzzwords being thrown around the beauty community. While its definitely not a new ingredient, the benefits of collagen, whether it is via your skin care routine and/or what you ingest are plentiful. As 80% of your skin is made up of collagen, it is considered the most important nutrients for skin health and can be considered the “glue” that holds your skin together.

In addition to beautifying benefits, collagen can help heal inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and eczema, can help prevent cellulite and stretch marks, speed up wound healing and promote healthy hair and nails. You could say this is one wonder ingredient that is well worth trying. Keep reading below for our top picks in the skin care arena that will help plump up your skin for that coveted youthful glow all year round.

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The Best Collagen Products For Younger-Looking Skin

  

3. The 6 Best Jean Shorts You’ll Wear All Summer Long

It’s time to finally show off your legs after a long winter hidden under layers. Summer is the ideal season to break out those denim shorts you’ve come to love over the years.

But this year, it’s about more than just casual cut-offs (a.k.a. “Daisy Dukes”). Models like Gigi and Bella Hadid have sported denim shorts on — and off — the runways, while other designers are making styles suitable for a brunch date or casual meetings, too.

Break free from the boring and basic jean short trends of the past with these six bold and versatile styles. Before you know it, you’ll be rocking every holiday, barbecue, party or beach outing with shorts that will be on point all summer long.

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The 6 Best Jean Shorts To Wear This Summer

  

4. The 7 Best Sun Shields For Summer

Shield sunglasses might be reminiscent of your grandfather’s sunglasses or ones you wear after eye surgery, but lately, they have come into their own. Designers such as CelineRick Owens and Alexander McQueen have all made their own coveted versions, which have made their way onto some of our favorite celebrities.

Not sure if you’re ready to splurge on the trend? We have found a few pairs of (super) oversized sunnies to try out for yourself that don’t have those designer prices. They are not only a great way to block your face from the harsh rays of the sun but will keep people wondering which (celebrity?) is under those stylin’ XL shades. The key to these futuristic-inspired sunnies is to pair them with modern styling, sunshine and a ton of confidence.

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The Best Oversized Sunglasses To Wear This Summer

  

5. This Contraption Allows You to Trim Your Bangs Evenly Without Going to a Salon

If you’ve recently taken the plunge into cutting bangs, you may be frustrated at having to go to the hairdresser every three weeks for a trim. You may have been tempted to trim them at home, which can often lead to uneven results with an uncanny resemblance to Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice. Fortunately, CreaProducts has created a product designed to help you avoid these pitfalls. It’s a hair clip that fastens securely to your fringe to help you achieve an even line without cutting it too short. The tool has comb-like teeth, so it won’t harm your hair, and a smooth, curve-edged clip that’s easy for your scissors to follow.

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How to Trim Your Bangs At Home