The Art and Science of Beautiful Skin.
Dry skin is common and using a moisturizer helps repair it. However, extremely dry skin can be a condition called dermatitis and may require a dermatologist’s help. Dermatitis, also known as xerosis, is inflammation that can cause itchy rashes or dry, irritated patches.
Symptoms of dry skin include rough, scaly or flaking skin; itching, gray or ashy skin on people with dark skin; or cracks in skin, which may bleed. Cracked skin may allow germs to get in which may cause infection.
For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology.