What is Dry Skin?
Dry skin is a very common condition that causes small fine flakes, cracking, and dry patches. Itching is one of the most common symptoms of dry skin. Dry skin causes can be classified as external and internal. External factors that cause dry skin include over-washing with harsh soaps, overuse of sanitizers and lipid solvents (alcohol),cold temperature, low humidity. Internal factors include overall health, age, genetics, family history, and a personal history of other medical conditions like atopic dermatitis. In particular those with certain thyroid diseases are more prone to developing dry skin.