If there’s one skincare advice you should apply for the rest of your life, it’s daily sunscreen use. All day, every day, all year round. There are lots of sunscreens for every skin type out there. Lots of different sunscreens with different things to offer. To choose the right sunscreen so many factors are to be considered, so many labels are to be read. Dry skin sufferers are not as picky as oily skin when it comes to making sunscreen choices. It either boils down to hydrating moisturizers with SPF most times. My picks for the best sunscreens for dry skin type are gentle hydrating moisturizers that won’t have your dry skin lacking hydration.
Favorite Sunscreen for Dry Skin
Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion With Sunscreen SPF 30
Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen SPF 30 is a big multitasker. This very hydrating face lotion contains three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. It also features InvisibleZinc Technology (microfine zinc oxide) that spreads evenly and easily while leaving a residue-free clear finish. It’s also non-comedogenic. The presence of hydrating hyaluronic acid makes it ideal for dry skin types.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This unique formula absorbs easily into the skin to help protect the skin from sun damage which can cause early signs of aging. It is formulated with Squalane which is great for dry skin. There is also glycerin which is another great humectant. The presence of tocopherol (Vitamin E) provides antioxidants benefits to the skin. It keeps the skin hydrated and smooth . Can be heavy for other skin types but just hydrating and moisturizing enough for dry skin.
Origins Ginzing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer
This moisturizing sunscreen hydrates, energizes, perfects and protects all skin types but is especially great for dry skin. This amazing multitasker moisturizer with caffeine from coffee beans and Panax Ginseng instantly boost moisture and energy levels. Plus it has some tint to it. This especially comes in handy if you are not in the mood for heavy makeup but need some light breathable coverage. Imagine a moisturizer, a sunscreen, with some tint. A winner.
Coola Mineral Sun Silk Creme
This one is for my natural/organic skincare lovers. Contains 70% certified organic ingredients. It’s parent-derived full spectrum 360° complex helps mitigate the effect of blue light, HEV light, IR and pollution. This airy, antioxidant-rich formula also helps minimize free radical damage while plant stem cells and niacinamide helps promote radiant, youthful skin. It’s also perfect to wear under makeup. It contains Butylene Glycol and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice which is perfect for dry skin.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Facial Moisturizer with SPF
This facial moisturizer with SPF provides all day hydration and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It contains Ceramides for barrier protection and repair, Niacinamide for skin protection and even tone, and Glycerin for heavy duty hydration. The folks at La Roche-Posay claim this restores skin barrier after one hour which is not true but it can absolutely help repair your barrier in about a week when combined with a hydrating, protecting routine.