Sunscreen Recipes

Homemade Sunscreen for Very Dry Skin

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Get ready for summer with this homemade sunscreen recipe specifically designed for very dry skin. This easy and natural recipe uses only a few ingredients, and takes just minutes to prepare.

Homemade Sunscreen for Very Dry Skin

Homemade Sunscreen for Very Dry Skin

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Summer is here and it's time to start thinking about protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays. But for those with very dry skin, finding the right sunscreen can be a challenge. Store-bought options can often be greasy and leave a residue, causing even more dryness and discomfort. That's why we've come up with this homemade sunscreen recipe specifically designed for very dry skin. Using only a few natural ingredients, this recipe is easy to make and will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Course Beauty
Servings 6 oz


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Container for storage


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • tablespoons beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons zinc oxide (non-nano)
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)


  • In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt together the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the zinc oxide, vitamin E oil, and essential oil (if using).
  • Let the mixture cool for 30 minutes, then transfer to a container for storage.


  • The zinc oxide in this recipe serves as the sunscreen agent, providing SPF protection.
  • Make sure to use non-nano zinc oxide for best results.
  • Feel free to experiment with different essential oils to customize the scent of your sunscreen.

How to Use

  1. Before going outside, apply a generous amount of sunscreen to your face and body.
  2. Reapply every 2 hours, or after sweating or swimming.
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What is the best sunscreen for dry skin?

  • Homemade options that use natural oils and moisturizing ingredients are typically the best for dry skin.

Can sunscreen cause dry skin?

  • Some store-bought sunscreens can contain chemicals that can dry out the skin, but using a homemade recipe with natural ingredients can prevent this.
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Is it safe to use a homemade sunscreen?

  • As long as you use the proper ingredients and SPF protection, homemade sunscreen can be just as safe as store-bought options.

How often should I reapply sunscreen for dry skin?

  • It is recommended to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, or after sweating or swimming.

Can I use my daily moisturizer as sunscreen?

  • While some moisturizers may contain some SPF protection, it is not recommended to solely rely on them as sun protection.
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What ingredients should I look for in a sunscreen for dry skin?

  • Natural oils and moisturizing ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E oil are great options for dry skin.

Can I use this homemade sunscreen on my face?

  • Yes, this homemade sunscreen can be used on the face as well as the body.