10 Steps for a Sun-Kissed Glow (No Sun Required)Created with Veracity
Written by: Brianna Peters
Published on: August 10, 2021
Updated on: June 16, 2023
Photo courtesy of Monroe Alvarez. Model: Clara Settje.
The secret to a summer glow involves not just a last-minute swipe of bronzer but a multipronged approach: good food, great exercise, a radiance-inducing supplement, powerfully restorative skin care, and, of course, a few touches of the fun stuff (highlighter, self-tanner, and more).
The result? Gorgeously luminescent skin without the sun exposure. To that end, we’ve included SPF 30 in this routine—which works no matter your skin type—so make sure to wear it every day.
The Lit-from-within Glow
Drink a glass of this powerful blend of vitamins C and E, astaxanthin, and carotenoids for the ultimate skin support. The coral-colored powder tastes refreshingly citrusy, mixes easily into a glass of water, and supercharges any topical skin routine.*
No matter your skin type, cleansing makes an enormous difference in the way your treatment products perform. This silky oil-to-milk cleanser dissolves dirt, oil, and other pore-clogging impurities while supporting your skin’s moisture barrier with hydration and nourishment. Made with powerhouse ingredients like biomimetic sea fennel extract, prebiotic inulin, and hydrating snow mushroom extract, it leaves your skin fresh and supple.
Layer Serum Over Bare Skin
Face serums address issues like breakouts and dull skin—and the results are impressive. Vitamin C is especially great in summer because it helps fight free radicals from UV rays and other environmental factors while brightening, clarifying, smoothing, and refining the texture of skin. Peptides can help firm, boost hydration, and more.
Layer on Moisturizer
This incredible, deeply hydrating moisturizer works day and night to make a huge difference in the way your skin looks and feels. The secret: skin-boosting ingredients like microbiome-supporting prebiotics, calming cherimoya extract, and smoothing white lily bulb extract that work together to smooth, firm, and calm skin. We’re obsessed.
Do a Weekly Skin Treatment
We exfoliate at least once a week (but often more) with the bestselling Microderm face scrub—the combination of physical and chemical exfoliants really helps boost glow, retexturize, and deep-clean pores. Tata Harper’s flower mask is great for dry, dull skin because it floods skin with moisture, plumping and refreshing, while the soothing clay mask from Grown Alchemist is ideal for purifying and brightening, especially for anyone dealing with breakouts, excess oil, or uneven texture.
Wear Sunscreen (Even on Cloudy Days)
Mineral sunscreen is the closest thing there is to a miracle youth-preserving cream. This featherlight, all-but-invisible one beautifully protects as it nourishes skin with jasmine, desert rose, hibiscus, and green tea.
Do the Best Self-Tan on the Planet
This clean self-tanner is an absolute dream to apply, and we love the chic pump bottle. It foams into a light, hydrating mousse that sinks right into skin—and there’s absolutely no residue or transfer to clothing or sheets. The quick-drying formula is infused with botanicals to moisturize skin while it works.
Highlight (Anywhere the Sun Would Hit)
This tinted highlighter gives skin a dewy gleam. Made with nourishing hyaluronic acid, fine micropearl particles, and kukui, maracuja, and sunflower seed oils, it instantly refreshes skin with a sheeny flush of color that’s just so flattering.
Brush on Toasty Bronzer
This velvety matte bronzer gives your skin a beautiful, sun-kissed, just-back-from-the-beach glow. Swirl a brush into the powder and buff over cheekbones, the forehead, the jawline, the bridge of your nose—anywhere you want warmed-up bronzy color.
Smooth on Gleamy Body Oil
Beautifully scented (and faintly chocolaty), this luxurious silky oil leaves a little luminosity and tint anywhere you put it. Coconut and avocado oils deeply moisturize, while raspberry oil soothes and energizes. Watermelon, coffee, and cacao oils play up any skin tone for a subtle tan.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.