Our VP of Brand’s Winter Wellness Routine

Our VP of Brand + Curation shares the products she leans on to support her well-being, all winter long.

For some, winter can be a difficult time. Between cold and dry temperatures, gloomy weather, and increased time spent indoors, it’s important to find ways to support our mental health and create small moments of relaxation.

No matter the time of year, I prefer moderate temperatures and bright, sunny days, so getting through the winter can sometimes feel challenging. My mental health becomes top of mind during this time, and I make sure to practice healthy habits that I know work for me. One of these is exercise: whether it’s going to the gym, walking my dog, or doing a light workout indoors with my Bala Bangles, any type of movement reconnects me with my body and boosts my mood. 

During winter, it feels like the sun snoozes for days at a time, so I try to create some light and warmth within my home. I’ll light a candle (my preferred scents are from Salt & Stone and Costa Brazil), and cozy up with The Indwell Guide. If you’re looking to prioritize your inner well-being, I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s 344 pages of beautiful imagery and thoughtful writings that aim to reconnect you with yourself.

A couple of my must-have tools for dry winter weather are the Vitruvi Humidifier and the HUM Nutrition supplement, Here Comes the Sun. The Vitruvi Humidifier is a sleek, easy-to-clean device that helps hydrate dry hair, skin, and nasal passages (bonus points: it includes a filter to purify water!). Here Comes The Sun is packed with vitamin D and helps with deficiency from lack of sun, which is a no brainer. I keep both of these visible in my bedroom as a daily reminder to stay hydrated and supplemented!

Lastly, if you crave warmth in the winter, I strongly recommend the Infrared Sauna Blanket from Higher Dose. There are so many benefits you can get from this blanket, including increased circulation, detoxification, and relaxation. I start to break a sweat after about 20 minutes of using my blanket and listening to an ocean waves playlist. It’s a mini-moment at the beach, inside your home.

If you haven’t yet, check out my routine for mental health here. Winter months can lead to increased isolation, holidays can trigger a wide variety of emotions, and cloudy days can bring on the blues, but incorporating small moments of calm and staying connected with yourself and others can ease you through the winter months.

Help is always available; if you are in need, please reach out to your primary care physician, family member, friend, or neighbor.

  • Dial 911 in case of emergency
  • Dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free and confidential routing service offering resources for mental, behavioral, and substance challenges
  • 1-800-950-NAMI (6264): a free helpline offering crisis support
  • Alma: a network of mental health providers that works with major insurance plans

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