So many people suffer from dry skin - including myself. During the winter, it's a miserable experience to have that dry tight feeling all day. I've been known to keep lotion at my desk, in my purse, the glove compartment of the car, and at home.
This winter it got so bad I even - don't tell anyone - resorted to using petroleum jelly. Yes, even I am not above trafficking in petroleum products.
You can walk down the aisle of any drugstore and see dozens of different kinds of creams and lotions all offering to solve your dry skin problems. The market for dry skin is huge. You could say it's an epidemic. But why do so many people have this problem?