Self-care essentials to keep you cosy and happy this Winter

winter clothes
Written by C Wolsey

It’s that time of year when we put away our sunscreen and our hay fever medication and take a good long look at our bathroom cabinets as we stock up for the colder months ahead. Yes, it is time to start thinking about how we can look after those sniffles, those sore throats, those sleepless nights, and those aches and pains that are part of the winter. So, what are the essentials to put on your self-care shopping list? Here are a few tips to help you get started.

You Need Some New Warm Clothes

It seems fair to say that most of us made it through the colder months last year in something of a cocoon state, which meant a lot of time bundled up in our old comfort clothes on the sofa with the heating blasting. But one of the most important parts of self-care is knowing when to treat yourself, which means that you should seriously consider giving your wardrobe a bit of love for the colder weather. Now that we are all able to go out and get our social life back in action, why not treat yourself to a new look?

You Need Some Natural Remedies

We all tend to push ourselves a little too hard during the winter. The weather is horrible, the days are dark, and some days it feels like the only thing we can do is power through until Christmas. Still, there is no reason why you should be harder on your body than you need to be. 

Herbal and natural remedies can be a great way to give yourself a bit of relief without relying on harsher drugs or medications if you need a bit of soothing. For example, if you have had a hard time sleeping in the winter in the past, why not think about trying CBD oil? There is research that shows that CBD oil can help with anxiety and pain, both of which are classic causes of a bad night’s sleep. If you are looking for the best CBD oil, Handpicked CBD offers a range of options as well as information on how CBD works and its benefits.

You Need To Look After Your Skin

We do not need to tell you that the winter months are not typically great for our skin. It’s the combination of bitter cold, howling winds and blasts from central heating systems which can really dry out our skin and cause irritation and damage. If you are stressed, you may also be struggling to rest properly and you may not be eating as healthily as you would like, which are two further contributing factors to irritated or dry skin. 

With that in mind, it is time to stock up on your favourite skin care products before the weather starts to really turn. It is always a good idea to make sure that you have some to carry around with you, but why not treat yourself to some of the really good stuff for when you get home from work?