STAMFORD - This week, News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You looks at winter dry skin. 

Dr. Kim Nichols, of Greenwich-based Nichols MD, says people should be proactive and use moisturizer right after they shower and every time hands are washed. 

Another way to keep the moisture in is to cover up in the cold air by wearing gloves and covering the face. 

Dr. Nichols recommends that those with very chapped or cracked skin use an antibacterial ointment to promote healing and keep infection out.

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