Soothing Winter Skin

Try these tips to promote softness and moisture.

By Emily Gurnon, Contributing Writer

Winter can take a bitter toll on skin. The drier air often brings drier skin and roughness. It can even lead to painful cracking. Aging can make the dryness worse. As we get older, we have fewer sweat and oil glands.

But there are ways to help keep skin soft and healthy all year round. The American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery offer these tips for preventing or soothing dry skin: