Cold Affront

Winter-proof beauty updates to protect your skin.

Rachel Hinch - January 2020

Cold Affront

Winter-proof beauty updates to protect your skin.

Rachel Hinch - January 2020

Winter weather is notorious for wreaking havoc, leaving skin dry and red, and hair unruly. But the cold air doesn’t have to mean losing your summer glow. This year, we’re fighting back with products made right here in Baltimore.


If you’re the type to get dry skin in winter months, be sure to exfoliate gently, but regularly. Alpha hydroxy acids are gentle exfoliants derived from natural foods and can help stimulate cell turnover, keeping pores clear and complexions bright without further drying the skin. Try: Lavender Face Scrub ($13) at PriyaMeansLove.



If winter triggers skin irritations or you’re prone to windburn, adding neutralizing products to your skin care routine is essential. Soothing serums and masks can cool and tone down irritated skin. Try: Aloe Cucumber Soothing Serum ($20-35) at SoBotanical.



Hair can take quite a hit from going between dry, windy weather and the heated indoors. Adding texturizing spray or curl enhancing products can make that disheveled look seem purposeful, while hair oils can smooth out the frizz. Try: Castor Oil Blend ($6.99) at Fancy-Free.



When humidity drops, your skin often needs a boost of moisture. Products with ceramide, a fatty acid that builds our natural skin barrier, and natural emollients (think: shea butter) help to lock in moisture, while delicate cleansers protect your skin’s natural oils. Try: Whipped Pudding Moisture Cream ($13.99-34.99) at Oyin Handmade.


You May Also Like

Health & Wellness

Six Tips for Beating the “Winter Blues”

Annick Barker of Metta Integrative Wellness Center offers ways to combat sluggish winter moods.

Health & Wellness

Ma’am Overboard

Age is just a number—until you look in the mirror.

Charmed Life

Tips for Starting a Meditation Routine

Anjali Sunita of Baltimore Yoga Village shares her relaxation techniques.

Health & Wellness

Making Strides

Accomplish your New Year's fitness resolutions with these eco-friendly products.

Charmed Life

How to Set Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Local life coaches explain how to set goals that you'll actually stick to in 2020.

Health & Wellness

How to Approach Your Healthy Eating Goals

Health coach Lauren Shafer of Live Full shares her tips.

Doctor Finder

Connect With Us

Most Read

Maryland Politicians React to Trump Impeachment: Local leaders reflect and look ahead at Senate trial.

Will Judge Make an Example Out of Catherine Pugh?: With the former mayor’s sentencing scheduled for February, both sides get to work on their case.

Caleeb Pinkett Screens 'Charm City Kings' at Sundance Film Festival: Producer talks source material, filming in Baltimore, and his famous family.

Religious Leaders React to Proposed Increase in Funding to Prevent Hate Crimes: Van Hollen, Sarbanes, and Cardin want to quadruple aid protecting local religious groups.

Orioles Execs Not Mentioned in ‘AstroGate’ Sign-Stealing Scandal: GM Mike Elias and the O’s other ex-Astros employees have steered clear of the fallout.