best sunscreen for dry skin
What Is Dry Skin?
If your skin often feels tight, especially after bathing, you notice that it is flaking or peeling, and it feels rough to touch, it looks grey or ashy or excessive redness, you likely have dry skin. Dry skin often worsens in the winter months and generally, needs a lot of moisture and hydration through the year. Dry skin, if not cared for well, can cause fine lines, cracks, and skin to age quickly.
Choosing a sunscreen for dry skin is important. The sunscreen you choose should not only protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, whether you’re indoors or outdoors, but should also provide hydration and nourishment while at it.
Do remember that sunscreen must be generously applied all year round, whether indoors or outdoors. Sunscreen provides protection not only from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, but also from those emitted by blue screen devices, like laptops and smartphones. Sunscreen can be either physical or chemical and it’s important to understand the product and your own skin type before adopting one into your routine.
Sunscreen for Dry Skin
Dermalogica has a wide range of sunscreens of different SPF levels and to suit different skin types. Here are the best sunscreens for dry skin, for both men and women:
dynamic skin recovery spf50 moisturiser
This broad spectrum moisturiser-cum-sunscreen helps combat the appearance of skin ageing, with an SPF of 50. Antioxidant White Tea, rich in polyphenols, and a unique polypeptide help improve the appearance of photoaged skin. Active sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays. It blends smoothly over the skin to provide a perfect finish.
Water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, this broad spectrum sunscreen provides protection for your face and body. This sheer solar protection treatment defends against prolonged skin damage from UV light and environmental assault. Oleosome microspheres help enhance SPF performance and counteract moisture loss triggered by extended daylight exposure. The lightweight formula helps neutralise damage and bind moisture to skin without a greasy after-feel, and is great for those who play sports or need to spend long hours in the sun.
Invisible, weightless defense that blends easily on skin, featuring only non-nano Zinc Oxide. Say goodbye to thick, white residue with this physical SPF formula that provides added blue light protection and helps soothe away the effects of environmental aggressors. Bio-active Mushroom Complex helps soothe skin, and reduce UV-induced redness and dryness. Antioxidant Green Tea helps defend skin against free radical damage. Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive.
Click here to find out more about sunscreen for oily skin and here for ones that are suitable for all skin types.