H&R OEM Sport springs are a very slight drop and a bit firmer ride, spec out to roughly ITR spec if such a thing existed for your gen car. I've also driven a lowered car in the winter (Acura 1.6EL), and it's doable for the most part, but it's not ideal for winter. I'd recommend against a lip kit for a winter beater, that's the opposite of what would make it functionally better IMO.
If this car is seriously a winter beater for you, then I'd leave it on stock springs, and get some winter tires in one sidewall profile TALLER than stock which will actually RAISE the car slightly, and give you taller gearing, and it would actually be really good to get around in the winter. It's not going to look like a summer car that you're driving year round, but that's not what it is either.