The Secret to a Year-Round Glow? Sunscreen
During the winter, I crave my golden summer glow. And while makeup highlighters certainly help, my secret for recreating a dewy look no matter the season is sunscreen. Not only does it provide SPF protection (which yes, you need to wear year-round), but a good moisturizing, goopy sunscreen has the ability to give you a healthy, radiant and glowy-looking complexion — even in the winter. Ahead, check out some of my favorite options to use.
If you ask me, one of the requirements for a good glowy sunscreen is that it has to be a little bit thick — like a rich moisturizer. This option from CeraVe checks off all the boxes. It’s hydrating, offers a dewy finish and isn’t sticky or greasy. It blends seamlessly onto skin and offers a sheer tint of coverage to even out your complexion.
If you’re looking for maximum protection or have sensitive skin, try this option from La Roche-Posay. The blendable formula can be used on your face and body, and melts into your skin offering a healthy, radiant and hydrated look.
For those who don’t love rich or thick formulas but still live for that lit-from-within glow, this hyaluronic acid serum-meets-sunscreen is for you. It’s lightweight and effortlessly blends into the skin without leaving behind a white cast.
As the name suggests, this sunscreen offers a serious glow, making it great to wear on its own or underneath your makeup. This sunscreen helps protect your skin from sun damage which can cause premature signs of aging and hyperpigmentation over time.
This sunscreen has a thin, liquid consistency at first, but as you work it into your skin, it thickens up and feels more like a hydrating moisturizer. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to moisturize the skin and leave it looking smooth and radiant.
Photo: Chaunte Vaughn