What is Dry Skin:Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. Dry skin can affect any part of the body. It commonly affects hands, arms, and legs. In many cases, lifestyle changes and over-the-counter moisturisers may be need to treat it.
The best treatment for dry skin is daily lubrication with an emollient (a substance that inhibits the evaporation of water). Because most dry skin is due to external causes, external treatments like creams and lotions can be applied and effectively control the skin problem. Often, dry skin can be improved by applying a bland over-the-counter moisturiser. Once other causes of dry skin have been ruled out, the main goals of treatments are to stop the itching, prevent loss of water, and restore skin hydration.