DIY: Winter Beauty Survival Kit

This DIY Winter Beauty Survival Kit has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WetSkinMoisturizer #CollectiveBias


Ready or not, the cold weather season is quickly approaching us. Although I love the fall and winter months for many reasons, one thing I’m not a fan of is dry skin caused by the colder weather. The shock of cooler weather can wreak havoc on your skin, hair, and lips, and I for one am not a fan of the dry/cracked skin look. What’s a girl to do, you ask? Create a Winter Beauty Survival Kit, of course!

DIY Winter Beauty Survival Kit


The most important beauty item to have in the cold winter months is of course an awesome moisturizer! My favorite at the moment is the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Refreshing Coconut Oil, which I recently purchased at my local Walmart. Ya’ll already know my love for coconut oil and double-duty beauty items, and this Jergens product makes moisturizing a breeze.


Simply apply it on wet skin immediately after showering for an all day softness and a heavenly scent. This Jergens moisturizer is lightweight, fast-absorbing, and doesn’t leave that unwanted sticky feeling on the skin, which I think we all can appreciate.


If coconut isn’t your thing, no worries. Jergens has four other amazing scents to choose from including Calming Green Tea Oil, Nourishing Monoi Oil, Restoring Argan Oil, and Cherry Almond Essence which is a new exclusive at Walmart. (The Cherry Almond smells amazing!)

DIY Winter Beauty Survival Kit

In addition to moisturizing, it’s also super important to exfoliate the skin in the colder months, which is why my next winter beauty survival item is a good body scrub! My personal favorite scrub is made with brown sugar and it does such a great job of getting rid of that dry, flaky skin that’s not cute when you want to wear a dress. Using exfoliating gloves, I always apply a nickel sized product to my legs and work it in a circular motion to really get the smoothest skin possible before shaving.


Other must-have items for my Winter Beauty Survival Kit include a moisturizing lip balm to help prevent chapped lips and a leave-in hair conditioner to help fight off the winter frizz. I also added in a razor, a soft pair of gloves, a warm and cozy scarf, and a pouch of hot cocoa mix, because who doesn’t love cocoa on a cold winter day? And of course I had to have something to put all my winter beauty survival items, so I picked up this adorable metal bucket with chalkboard front from Walmart too.

This kit would make a great gift for the holiday season or would be a nice pamper yourself present for an at-home spa day. Most importantly, all of the items in this gift will help combat unwanted dry skin, lackluster locks, and chapped lips, and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. And in case you want to create your own Winter Beauty Survival Kit, I’ve created a free printable shopping list below for you to use, along with 3 helpful winter skincare tips!



Have you tried Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer? What items would you have in your Winter Beauty Survival Kit?

Thanks for stopping by! -Cara

Want to check out more Winter skincare ideas? Head over here! If you loved this post, please give it a share! πŸ™‚


  1. Pingback: Best Drugstore Beauty Products of 2016 - Kindly Unspoken
  2. I love this bucket of goodies! My must have products for winter are moisturizing facial masks and peppermint tea!

  3. I am the worst at putting on lotion. It really is just because I’m lazy and don’t want to take the extra step to get ready. I’ve been debating on trying the wet skin. I wasn’t sure if it really worked.

    1. Me too! I hate having to wait for it to dry lol, so this product is ah-mazing in that it literally dries before I even get dressed after showering. It’s awesome!

  4. I love this so much❀ I’ve been thinking of making something similar fot Christmas presents this year. Such a great idea!!

    1. Thanks Melanie! It would make a great gift, and it was very inexpensive to throw together! The bucket was less than $3 at Walmart! πŸ™‚

  5. Jergens are still flying high in the industry, before anything else jergens is the first! πŸ™‚ A nice brand. I t can’t disappoint you in terms of skin care πŸ™‚

  6. Chapstick is a definite must for me year-round but even more so in the winter! My skin also gets so dry because I’m crazy about washing my hands so to have a really good moisturizer is definitely my staple!

    1. I like keeping a travel sized hand moisturizer in my car during the winter months! It helps a ton! πŸ™‚

  7. I love this list! A good body scrub is definitely a must and I may have to try that moisturizer!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. The skin around my scar on my knee gets SO dry in the winter and I LOVE using the Jergen’s Wetskin Moisturizer to help heal it! The new scents look so good!

    1. I’m right there with ya! My knees are always embarrassingly dry if I don’t moisturize properly lol. They all smell amazing! πŸ™‚

  9. Loved the tips – step by step πŸ™‚ Cool recommendations. I love the coconut based moisturizer. Just my kind of thing. Thank you!!

  10. I love your winter beauty survival kit! So cute. πŸ™‚ And I need to try out this moisturizer. I was skeptical when it first came out (ages ago), but it always receives such good reviews.

  11. OK first off that bucket is so cute!! I love the wet skin moisturizer!! I tried it recently and my skin felt so soft. All about exfoliating in the winter to get rid of the icky dry skin! Great post!

    1. Thanks Lisa! It was under 3 bucks at Wal-mart, so definitely a steal! And I agree, exfoliating is a must! πŸ™‚

  12. This is an interesting product. I like that it has coconut oil. The only product I would add to the winter survival kit is some self tanner hehe I love the Jergens gradual one!

    1. I do like the Jergens gradual tanning too! Although, I’m too pale to worry with it these days lol. πŸ™‚

  13. I’m automatically drawn to any product line that smells like coconuts. πŸ™‚ Jergens is always a winner in my book.
    xoxo, erin |

  14. The Cherry Essence is my FAVE! And your bucket is adorable…who wouldn’t want to receive this for winter time pampering!? #client

  15. I absolutely love the Jergens wet skin moisturizer! I received some in a vox box last year and I’ve used it ever since. I would deff have this in my winter survival kit along with some great hand lotions and lip balms!

  16. I’ve never heard about Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, but it looks like great product for the winter. I think I will look at it when I’ll be in Walmart. πŸ™‚

  17. What a cute gift idea! I love this so so much! I’ve been hearing about the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. I may need to pick some up soon.

    1. Thanks! I’ve definitely been loving using it, as this colder weather has been having a field day with my skin! lol I love the coconut one especially! πŸ™‚

  18. This is awesome! My skin gets SO DRY in the winter, so I’m about to have to up my skincare routine, but I hate wearing lotion. I will definitely have to check this out.

    1. Thanks Sierra! This past week was so chilly here in VA, so I’m trying to stay proactive with moisturizing/exfoliating. πŸ™‚

    1. I’ve been using this all week and it’s awesome how fast it dries! That’s one of the reasons I hate using regular lotion is because it feels like it takes forever for it to all soak in, but this is already dried before I’m even dressed. πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *