How to tell if your skin is dry:
Kinda sounds like side effects of drugs advertised on TV! I only know they're not since I'm not taking any of them...
dry winter air
heaters recirculating said dry air
drink lots of water
boil water or use a humidifier
become a Snowbird and move temporarily to Florida
It's been cold and dry and almost without snow for all of January. It's getting old! Someday it will be June!