Moisture is essential for smooth and soft skin but sometimes especially in winters the skin is not able to retain the moisture resulting in dry skin. Dry skin is also known as xerosis. In sebum level in dry skin is very low making it sensitive and prone to various skin problems.
Dry skin gives a dull and flaky look especially on the cheeks and around the eyes. It needs proper care as dry skin has a tendency for broken veins, flakiness, dry patches and sore skin. After every wash skin gives a tight feeling. Wind, dry weather and extremes of temperatures aggravate the situation. People with dry skin have a history of premature wrinkles.
It is a temporary and not a serious problem but if not treated properly it may become problematic. The lower legs, arms, sides of the abdomen and thighs are more prone to dry skin.