This Multitasker Is My Lazy-Girl Hack for an Ethereal Glow in 2 Seconds


(Image credit: @ktberohn)

I'm going to be honest: For glowy skin, I'll try just about anything. I have my skincare routine down to a science. I use prescription retinol every other night. I've gotten a slew of in-office treatments for the best skin possible—Botox, lasers… You name it. Recently, I even got an InstaFacial (a celeb-approved treatment for instantly rejuvenated skin that involves micro-needling your own plasma back into your face) and have been using the new products designed to mimic results at home. You could say I'm pretty serious about good skin. 

No matter what I do to my face, though, the one thing I do that gets the most compliments takes me two seconds flat. It's also one of the best possible things you can do for your skin. My secret? Glowy sunscreen. 

SPF is always a nonnegotiable for me. "Sunscreen is key to helping protect the skin against UV radiation, which can contribute to skin cancer, sun damage, and skin signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles," says Marisa Garshick, MD, a board-certified dermatologist. "It is important to remember to wear sunscreen every day and make sure to reapply every two hours."

Using sunscreen with an added glow is the best way to protect your skin while also making it look absolutely ethereal. Don't just take my word for it—derms agree. "Given the importance of wearing sunscreen every day, it's important to find a formulation that is easy and enjoyable to wear. With sunscreens offering hydrating and glowy finishes, some people are even using sunscreen in place of makeup," Garshick adds.

Count me as one of those people. My favorite thing to do, particularly in the summer when makeup tends to slide right off my face, is use a glowy sunscreen as my base and spot-treat the rest of my skin with concealer or a lighter foundation on days that I want a bit more coverage. Ever since I started doing this, the number of "What's your skincare routine?" questions has increased tenfold. Keep reading for the best glowy sunscreens out there and what makes them so good. 


(Image credit: @ktberohn)


(Image credit: @ktberohn)


(Image credit: @ktberohn)


(Image credit: @ktberohn)

More glow-boosting sunscreens we love:

Next, Miley Cyrus Loves This Self-Tanner So Much She Takes It With Her Everywhere

Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.