1. Take a cold shower. Scalding hot showers and baths are tempting in the wintertime, but they can strip your body of its natural oils, which can lead to dry skin. A shockingly cold shower may not be the most comfortable experience, so try lowering the temperature little by little until your body adjusts.
2. Tone it down. During the winter months, avoid further irritation and dryness by limiting (or eliminating) the use of harsh skincare products, including alcohol-based toners or astringents, rough exfoliants and facial peels.