Dry skin can be the absolute worst. An ashy complexion, flaking, peeling, itching and skin tightness are all enough to make you want to run to the nearest drugstore for a quick fix. If you’ve ever wondered why your face is plagued by dry skin while your bestie’s is not, don’t worry, it isn’t completely your fault.
According to Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, your genetics can make you much more prone to dry skin than others. Then, there’s the weather: your skin tends to get a lot more dry when the air is cold and lacking humidity.