Itchy skin is another drawback to having dry skin. The proper moisturizer can help smooth over some of the scaly, irritated areas often associated with dry skin.
Look for products that contain petrolatum and glycerin and use them often, but sparingly. Brand names, such as Jergens, are inexpensive and are available at just about any drugstore. Slather moisturizer over areas of itchy skin to get relief from dry skin symptoms.