Natural Winter Beauty Essentials

      As a former Florida girl, moving to Wisconsin was a rude awakening when winter came around. I was used to year-long humidity and the rare use of heat in our home. I learned that Midwest winters gave me dry skin & hair and chapped lips. It required a big adjustment to my beauty routine. Thankfully, after nearly 7 years, I've finally found a few skin care & beauty products that are the perfect remedy to cold weather. 

     I've slowly started to detox my beauty routine, swapping to products made with natural ingredients. I try to avoid eating processed food and chemicals, so why not take the same approach to the products I use on my skin & hair? 

   I've rounded up a few of my favorite natural winter beauty & skincare products that are on heavy rotation in the winter time. Trust that we'll never share something that we wouldn't use or love ourselves!

Natural Winter Beauty Products

NATURAL WINTER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

  • Shampure Dry Shampoo | Aveda: Washing your hair less during winter helps it retain some of its natural oils and keeps it from drying out. If I need to give my second (or third) day hair some life I'll massage a bit of this natural powder in my roots.
  • Daily Reviving Concentrate | Kiehl's: This lightweight facial oil is pricey but you only need a couple of drops each time you use it. I like to put it on first thing in the morning before I put my make-up on. It's made with natural ingredients like ginger root & sunflower oil.
  • Matcha & Mint Butter Balm | Little Barn Apothecary: When my lips or hands are super chapped nothing helps moisturize and alleviate redness like this deeply hydrating balm. It's a miracle worker in the winter time.
  • Rosewater Facial Spray | Mario Badescu: This facial spray is super-hydrating with aloe, rosewater, and herbs. It not only smells slightly floral and fresh; it won't mess up your make-up. It's reasonably priced as well, just $7 for a bottle.
  • Goat Milk Soap | Beekman 1802: I've loved watching the small business journey of the Beekman Boys. The goat's milk & shea butter is super moisturizing & perfect for sensitive skin.
  • Bamboo & Fresh Mint Facial Spray | Little Barn Apothecary: I picked up this spray while visiting my sister in San Fran. It's perfect to spritz on mid-day when your skin needs a refresh. It has an energizing mint scent.
  • Beeswax Lip Balm | Burt's Bees: I've used this chapstick nearly all my life. Unlike some petroleum based lip balms that end up making lips more chapped, it's super moisturizing and nourishing. In the winter time, I keep one in my purse, nightstand, and desk.
  • Rosemary Mint Composition Oil | Aveda: This is my favorite to use after stepping out of the shower. Just take a few drops and massage into your skin & scalp. The herbal scent makes me feel like I'm at a spa!
     

    I've made moisturizers a part of my daily beauty routine, but adding in some of these products has made such a difference in the way my skin & hair looks and feels in the cold winter months!