Minnesota winters are brutal. And let’s be honest, it’s challenging to embrace the coldest time of the year when you feel like your natural beauty isn’t shining as it should be. That said, there are several ways you can combat winter beauty woes with just a few products. From rose water to tea bags to to lipstick, keeping a few reliable beauty items in your bag can get you through winter feeling and looking your best.
Winter weather can take a toll on your hair, skin, and mood. From the dry air to the lack of sunshine, and everything in between, our hair and skin’s health can be negatively impacted.
Not only do we see the effects of cold weather on the outside, but our mood and mental health can suffer, resulting in feeling less than great on the inside.
Luckily, there are plenty of beauty products designed to be used on-the-go, and I’ve compiled a list of the best ones to keep in your handbag during winter.
This one is a no-brainer. Winter means dry skin, so keeping lotion in your handbag is a must.
Opt for a moisturizer that can be used on both your face and body to save on space and for convenience- having a strong lotion handy will save you from cracking and sometimes painful, dry skin.
2. Rose Water
Flower waters are super trendy right now, and rose water is at the top of the list of most popular and effective.
Pick a rose water that has hyaluronic acid in it, which will draw loads of moisture to your skin. Either transfer it to a spray bottle or purchase one that comes in a spray bottle for ease of use.
Spritz it onto your face throughout the day, whenever your skin needs it or just for a little wake-up.
Be sure to read the ingredients list; you don’t want any perfumes or dyes in the rose water; you want the real deal.
3. Tea Bags
Cold weather and hot tea go hand in hand. Throw a handful of your favorite teas into your bag so you can brew hot tea on the go. You can get a cup of hot water at most gas stations and even grocery stores that have a café. Hot teas, especially green teas, can boost your immune system, reduce bloating, increase metabolism, and have even been proven to improve your skin’s appearance.
4. Your Super Mix Packets
Your Super makes superfood powders that are made to improve your health and well-being. And let’s be real, we all could use a little boost in that department during the winter months.
There are a ton of options that help with a wide range of winter-issues like stress, anxiety, dry hair and skin, brittle nails, low metabolism, and low energy. Add the mix packets to coffee, tea, hot chocolate, smoothies, or juice. You can also sprinkle them on yogurt, oatmeal, salads, pasta, or toast.
There are twelve mixes, but some of my favorites include the Super Green mix, which can boost immunity, the Forever Beautiful mix, which can improve your hair and skin’s health, and the Magic Mushroom mix, which can help manage stress.
5. Anti-Static Hair Milk
Winter air can leave us with static electric hair, which is super bothersome. And stocking hats never help, usually making hair even more static. We all know the dryer-sheet trick, so if you have dryer sheets already, stock your purse with a few of them to combat dry weather fly-away hairs. Otherwise, a hair smoothing milk or cream can work wonders on static hair. Apply it to the ends of your locks throughout the day as needed.
Nothing is more annoying than having a runny nose and no tissues to wipe it up with. Keep a purse-pack in your bag so you never have to hunt down a tissue again.
Be sure to pick tissues that have moisturizing properties so you don’t dry out your skin from wiping so often.
By clearing your sinuses rather than sniffling, you’re effectively cleaning out your nose and thus getting rid of any sickness you may have.
7. Lip Balm
You probably already do this, but keeping lip balm in your handbag is an absolute must in winter. Lips can dry out year-round. In the summer it’s usually caused by a sunburn, which will quickly reside. Winter is when you’ll suffer from longer-lasting effects. By keeping your lips hydrated, you’ll save yourself from cracked and irritated lips.
8. Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer is nice to have anyway, but considering this year has been a hot-mess with COVID, and winter is just a welcome mat for sickness, it seems like it should be a necessity.
There are so many kinds available, with different scents, packaging, and sizes.
I like the small ones that you can slip into your purse, but the keychain sanitizers are great too.
9. Red Lipstick
The holidays aren’t the holidays without a red lip.
Keep a duplicate of your favorite go-to red lipstick in your bag so you are never without it for those last-minute dinner plans or all-day family get-togethers.
Winter can sometimes be a drag, but having a pop of color in your look will help.
With these winter beauty products, you’ll have no problem feeling and looking your best through the coldest time of the year. While lotions, rose water, and lip balm will help you maintain hydrated skin, teabags, immunity-boosting drink mixes, and sanitizer will combat sickness. No matter what you find yourself reaching for the most, be sure to keep these nine on-the-go beauty products in your handbag all winter to keep your hair, skin, and mood healthy and beautiful.