Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one editor, staffer, or influencer shares their top 30 must-haves or current wish-list items.
I’m from a small town in Northern Michigan, but up until this year, I spent four years living in LA and two years living in Austin, Texas. Not to state the obvious, but the climates of those three locations are drastically different. In LA, I had balmy 70-degree days. In Austin, I had high heat and high humidity to contend with. Now, I’m dealing with below-freezing temperatures and lots of snow, wind, and ice. Like I said, it’s different.
Even though I grew up here, it wasn’t exactly easy to readjust to the climate. In fact, I dreaded it. Dark, cold days do a number on my mental and physical health—not to mention my skin and hair. For the former, I had to rework my daily routine, get fresh air, and engage in lots of self-care activities. For the latter, I had to rework my beauty routine, collect new products, and use them strategically. It took me a while, but I’m happy to announce that I have my cold-weather essentials on lock. Ahead, check out the 30 products that will see me through to spring.