Make more moisture.
Lower the heat inside your home and, if possible, your office. "I recommend people get a humidifier," says Marcy Alvarez, D.O., board-certified dermatologist of the Tribeca Skin Center in New York City. It will moisturize the air, so your skin won't feel as dry.
Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier, $29.99, Target
When it comes to your skin-care routine, leave out the products that can strip excess oil from skin, such as toners and harsh salt-based scrubs. Avoid using products with drying alcohols in them. If you use a gel cleanser or bar soap to wash your face, try switching to a creamy or "milky" cleanser — the texture is more gentle and moisturizing. And if the formula is soap-free and fragrance-free, all the less irritating for your skin!
L'Oréal Paris Go 360° Clean Deep Cream Cleanser, $5.99, Target
Moisturize your face and your entire body twice a day, morning and night. "If you use water-based lotions, switch to creams; they have a higher degree of hydration," Dr. Alvarez recommends.
Fresh Crème Ancienne, $135 for 1 oz., fresh.com
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Therapy, $28, sephora.com
Don't neglect oily skin.
Think oily or acne-prone complexions don't need to be moisturized? Wrong! It's actually just the opposite: If you deny your skin the moisture it needs, it will react by producing more oil, therefore creating a breakout. Look for moisturizers that are oil-free. "Use one that's noncomedogenic it won't clog pores," Dr. Alvarez says.
Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion, $10.79, drugstore.com
Nix the bubble baths.
Save the soap.
No need to dry off.
Have a body moisturizer right by your tub and use it to lather up the second you step out. This will trap as much water and moisture as possible into your skin.
Curél Itch Defense Skin Balancing Moisture Lotion, $6.39, drugstore.com
Call for help.
Block those rays.
The sun still shines in the wintertime, so remember to use an SPF-rated blocker on face and lips to protect against manchas, wrinkles, and cancers that develop from UV exposure.
Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy Sunscreen SPF 20, $4.99, drugstore.com