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What is the Best Sunscreen for Dry Skin?

What is the Best Sunscreen for Dry Skin?

Dermalogica has a wide range of sunscreens to suit any skin type or condition. Find the best sunscreen for Dry Skin here!

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29 Mar 21

When we talk of Dry skin, that refers to the lack of oil secretions on the skin. Dry skin types won't experience any oil shine on the skin during the day, and they don't appear to have blackheads. Dry skins can also experience flakiness and be prone to irritation due to the lack of oil, since oil is part of the protective barrier of the skin.

Regardless of your skin type, we all need to apply sunscreen on a daily basis to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays.

What are UV rays?

UV radiation is a type of energy produced by the sun. You can see the light and feel the heat from the sun, but the radiation is invisible to us. The radiation reaches our skin without us realising and we won't see the damage until it's been done.

UV radiation comes in 2 mains forms - UVA and UVB radiation

1. UVA Radiation

These rays give you a 'sun tan'. They are longer wavelength, penetrate deeper into the skin and target the DNA of the skin cells. It also means the rays are targeting our most precious structures - collagen and elastin. They are responsible for much of the damage we associate with photo-ageing.

2. UVB Radiation

UVB rays are shorter than UVA rays. They target the skin cells at the surface and are the main culprit behind sunburn. This can result is redness, pain and discomfort, so as the peeling off of the skin, not to mention the damage that has been done to our skin cells. UVB rays are also the biggest culprit in the formation of skin cancers!

What is the best Dermalogica sunscreen for dry skin?

The good news is, any type of sunscreen can be applied to a dry skin. However, if your dry skin comes with sensitivity and redness, then your priority is to use a sunscreen that is gentle on the sensitivity - our top pick here would be the Invisible Physical Defense SPF30.

Dry skins often need extra hydration too, so our best options for a sunscreen to boost hydration over the top of your moisturiser/serum are:

  • Can be worn alone or mixed with moisturiser
  • Antioxidants give smoothness and free radical protection

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  • Moisturise, SPF and tint all-in-one
  • Available in Light, Medium and Dark Tint
  • Softening and hydrating

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  • Boosts skins luminosity
  • Long lasting hydration
  • Blocks 85% of pollutants

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  • Medium weight moisturiser and sunscreen all-in-one
  • Long lasting hydration
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  • Body moisturiser and sunscreen all-in-one
  • locks in moisture while protecting skin from environmental assault


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If you need any advice about which Dermalogica sunscreen is right for you, please reach out to us here.

About the Author

My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With over 17 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.

On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!


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