Summer is here. It’s time to to get our glow on and  flaunt our beautifully melanated complexions.  But hyperpigmentation—brown patches, marks, splotches, often caused by excessive sun exposure, hormone imbalances, inflammation and injuries to the skin—can interfere with our radiant plans.  So we asked Michelle Henry, M.D., our fave celebrity derm, for tips on how to prevent those stubborn dark marks, spots and blotches and get rid of the ones we already have once and for all. In the video below, she breaks down the products, treatments and medical procedures that will help us get the gorgeously smooth complexion we all crave—plus the one must-have we all should be using to keep our skin protected and even year- round.

For more expert skin care advice, or if you have a complexion query, follow Dr. Henry @drmichellehenry and tag your skin care question with the hashtag #askdrhenry.