Re: what is the best way to cure dry skin
I live in dry skin country (high altitude rocky mountain west). It's so bad here that guys at work actually talk about what lotion works best!
Anyway, what we do is humidify all the time. I've got a humidifier hooked to my heater, and also run a hot water humidifier at night in my bedroom.
Also, I use a beeswax based cream on my hands, and some fairly pricey lotions designed for dry skin on my arms and legs. Once skin is cracked (happens on fingers and feet sometimes), I use an antibiotic based cream. If it gets bad enough, my doctor will prescribe some other lotions.
Put lotion on your hands everytime you wash them. Soaps can really dry your skin. Use a soap with a lotion in it when you bathe. And if you get dry scaley patches, they may be indicative of another medical problem, so see your doctor. I have a friend that will get a dry skin reaction when she eats something she's allergic to.