Dry skin is common with most of us experiencing dry skin at some point. Skin can become dry for many reasons. Over washing, warm dry rooms and over use of harsh cosmetics can contribute and aggravate dry skin by disturbing the skin’s natural barrier. After showering skin can become dry, itchy, flaky, tight and uncomfortable.
Dry skin is most common on face, hands, lower legs, arms, flanks (sides of the abdomen), and thighs. The symptoms most often associated with dry skin include scaling, itching, flaking skin. In severe dry skin cases the skin may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed.