Spring is almost here, but dry winter skin clearly didn’t get the memo.
Since the only thing that should be thirsty this season is your ex… you need the right beauty routine to hydrate and moisturize your skin. From gentle exfoliants and serums to sheet masks for the ultimate act of self-care, there are plenty of skincare products on Mira to give you a beautiful complexion and a smooth transition into spring. Read on for our top 5 must-haves for dry winter skin:
A few drops of this super serum a day keeps the dry patches away. Don’t believe it? Just listen to A. Wheeler’s incredible review. “This serum is so lightweight and moisturizing, I use it by itself in the daytime and under my moisturizer at night. I really love the way it makes my skin feel and look.”
She’s not wrong. All Day Everyday Serum by Karuna Skin features a powerful blend of probiotics, peptides, and coconut water to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier and give you a radiant complexion - perfect for the not-always-smooth transition from winter to spring. Even if the cold does bother you anyway… you’ll definitely be letting it glow this season.
Would a list of dry skin essentials really be complete without Glossier? The fan favorite brand (and unofficial VSCO girl sponsor) uses the phrase “skincare first, makeup second,” and that’s definitely relevant when considering a good exfoliating product. No matter how flawless your makeup looks in selfies… it doesn’t matter when dead skin cells, oil, and junk are collecting deep under the skin’s surface. Ew.
Unlike most exfoliating facial scrubs that can be a bit rough on your skin...Solution by Glossier uses three main acid groups - Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) - to deep clean pores and sweep away dead skin cells. This combats dry winter skin and leads to a bright, beautiful complexion. But as most skincare enthusiasts know, it’s crucial not to go overboard with exfoliation. Limit your exfoliation process to 2-3 times a week to get flawless skin without making it more dry or irritated.
Winter is all fun and games until you start getting dry, flaky skin… that’s why it’s time for the mittens to come off. Indulge in THIRSTYMUD by GLAMGLOW, a treatment mask containing hyaluronic acid and a tasty mix of coconut, ginger, and honey to quench dehydrated skin with moisture and restore your natural radiance year-round. The holidays may be over for now, but it’s not too late to give yourself the gift of hydrated, energized skin.
There’s lip balm, and then there’s Balm DotCom. You know, the cult favorite that nearly every beauty guru can’t stop talking about… and for good reason. The product is packed with antioxidants and healing properties to hydrate dry, chapped winter lips - including natural moisturizers like Beeswax, Lanolin, and Castor Oil. It leaves lips feeling smooth and hydrated, without the stickiness and shine that turns many people off from lip products.
Did we mention it comes in 8 different flavors? Apply Rose overnight to wake up with petal-soft lips, or wear Coconut to school to subtly convince yourself that you’re on a beach in Bali… not learning history in a classroom during winter.
There’s nothing like a sheet mask to practice self-care, and this face mask from Tatcha is made with coconut to boost moisture in the skin, while increasing brightness and elasticity. One Sephora user says, "The first time I used it, all of my coworkers commented on how my skin looked brighter, smoother and more ‘plump’ and healthy." Clear skin, hydration, and compliments? What more could you ask for in a face mask?
Oh, and then there’s the fact that everybody loves a good sheet mask selfie. Don’t just do it for your skin… do it for the ‘Gram.
For more winter skin saviors, search on Mira to find what will work best for YOUR skin.