Acne, pigmentation and oily skin: How to find the right sunscreen for your skin type.

Thanks to our brand partner, Dermalogica

In summer, you want your skin to behave.

You’re going from beach to bar, from holidays to work, from air conditioning to the blistering heat of the great outdoors, and everywhere in between.

It’s normal for your skin to act up because your routine’s a little bit out of whack. If you have a common skin issue like acne or oiliness or hyper-pigmentation, you know exactly what we mean.

A good skincare routine that’s adjusted to the summer conditions makes all the difference – and you can do it while including SPF.

One smart place to start is with a signature sunscreen that matches your specific skin type.

Dermalogica has a range of signature sunscreens that cater to a host of skin issues including oily skin, ageing skin and hyperpigmentation.

Let’s take a look at the options they have this summer:

Oily or acneic skin – Oil Free Matte SPF30

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The perfect sunscreen for those with oily-proned skin. Image: supplied.

When you have oily or acne-prone skin, the last thing you need is a heavy sunscreen that adds shine to your face or clogs your pores.

Dermalogica's Oil Free Matte SPF30 is an oil-free, light sunscreen which helps prevent shine and skin ageing in oily, break-out prone skin.

The ultra-sheer formula actually contains oil absorbers which help to maintain an all-day matte finish. So, you can enjoy your day at the beach without having to worry about having a shiny face in photos.

Hyperpigmentation - Pure Light SPF 50

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Anyone who's spent just a few hours in the sun knows it can have an immediate and lasting impact on your skin.

Now you can shield your skin from UV-induced hyperpigmentation (brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone) with Dermalogica's Pure Light SPF50.

This medium-weight daytime treatment features Oleosome technology, which uses natural plant spheres filled with sunscreens to increase SPF performance.

Pure Light SPF50 also helps to exfoliate surface cells - enhancing skin tone and eliminating dark spots, while you have fun in the sun.

Ageing skin - Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

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We all know exposure to the sun prematurely ages the skin. Even just a little bit of exposure - like during your morning commute - can do lasting damage.

Now you can combat the effects of ageing with Dermalogica's Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50.

This broad-spectrum moisturiser provides long-lasting hydration and protection against UV rays, it also helps control the triggers that lead to skin ageing.

It's a medium-weight daily moisturiser which you can pop on under your foundation.

All skin conditions - Solar Defence Booster SPF50

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Dermalogica's Solar Defense Booster SPF50 is perfect for all skin types.

You can add it to your morning routine by mixing it with your daily moisturiser or foundation, and it will boost their UV defence.

It creates an invisible shield against sun-damaging properties without leaving a chalky residue. It also contains antioxidants which help to improve skin softness and smoothness - all while you're enjoying summer days in the sun.

Now that you've found the right sunscreen for your specific skin type, you can go out and enjoy long summer days with your friends and family - and you won't even need a filter.

Check out Dermalogica's SPF chart to see what sunscreen is right for you skin.


Not all sunscreens are the same. Find the right SPF for your skin type.

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