Keep your skin safe in the cold

Dermatologists recommend moisturizing about once a day

These colder temperatures are here to stay for a while, leaving many people’s skin dry and cracked.

But there are some simple solutions to help your skin survive.

Dermatologists say the best treatment for dry skin is prevention.

While most people turn to lotion during the colder months, cream based moistures actually work better. But if you’re on a budget and don’t want to splurge on top-of-the-line moisturizers you can find everything you need right in your kitchen cabinets.

“People looking to use a cream and don’t want to spend something for the medical things, Crisco Oil rubbed on the skin or Crisco shortening can actually work,” said Gundersen Health System Dermatologist Kurt Mueller.

Dermatologists say you should be moisturizing about once a day mainly in the morning after you shower.