Skin must be protected from severe cold even as it must be protected from too much sun.  The drying indoor heat increases the aging process as well. My facial creams are made with natural oils which shield the skin from the cracking and drying that occur when temperatures drop outside.  From Be Well:

Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity  levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin  every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to  cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse.  Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths  and harsh cleansers.Additional moisture helps, but you need to  do more to actually counteract these effects and keep skin looking  youthful and smooth. To reduce chapping, redness, itching, and keep skin  more healthy and comfortable this season, try these tips.

1. Wash in Lukewarm Water

Hot  showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but when you can,  particularly when just washing your face or hands, choose lukewarm water  to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin.

2. Moisturize Immediately Afterwards

Your  skin not only needs more moisture, but moisture right after you wash.  Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin.  Keep a bottle near the bathtub, shower stall, and at every sink and use  liberally every time you wash. (Read more.)