Only a few people have skin that is normal. Majority of the people have oily skin, dry skin or a combination of both these types. Dry skin is also known as Xeroderma and symptoms of dry skin is scaling. Skin becomes dry not because there is lack of oil in your skin but because there is lack of water in your skin. Exposure to cold, wind, sun, bathing using harsh soaps, the use of chemicals and cosmetics can have a bad effect on your skin by causing Xeroderma. Sometimes dry skin is caused because of genetic conditions as well.
Whenever you have a bath ensure that your skin is dried thoroughly and gently by you. Pat your skin while drying and avoid rubbing it at all costs. The soaps you use for bathing must not be harsh but mild. Even the body wash you utilize must be mild. You must make sure that your digestive system works well because normally a bad digestive system has a negative influence on the health of the skin. Drink huge amounts of water on a regular basis. Always eat nutritious and healthy food. Along with this you must exercise daily to foster good flow of blood and nutrients all throughout your body.
Moisturize your dry skin using well-known branded moisturizer.
Branded cream and lotions can also be applied on your dry skin to make it softer and smoother. Coconut oil can be very good for your dry skin. So make it a point to apply it regularly. You can make face packs at home using fruits such as banana, peach, papaya etc. Face packs made out of avocado are also very effective on dry skin. Remember that dry skin cannot be cured permanently. But efforts should be made by you to make your skin look beautiful and glowing always.