If you don't take proper care of your skin in winter you will have to deal with chapping peeling and cracking. But before splurging on products there are things you can do to help you avoid suffering any side effects. According to the IANS report Neeleshwari Basak owner of Worldwide Institute of Grooming and Pageants and Arpita Das owner of Beauness By Arpita list some tips to keep your skin winter ready. Avoid hot showers and steam: Hot water breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin. Stick to warm water. Instead aim to take shorter baths using warm water.