Unless you’re lucky enough to live somewhere warm, when winter arrives you’re probably unpacking your coats and wooly socks and cranking up that thermostat. But sometimes your skin pays the price of staying warm and toasty. Heaters can suck humidity out of the air, zapping your skin of the moisture it needs to stay soft, smooth and inflammation-free. Space heaters, central heat, wood burning stoves and fireplaces can all decrease air humidity, though steam heat may add some moisture back. Even the extra hand washing that you should do during winter months to stay healthy can dry out skin on the hands and lead to uncomfortable cracked knuckles. Luckily, there are many simple things you can do to help keep your skin glowing during the winter season. Here are some suggestions endorsed by the American Academy of Dermatology.