For most people, dry skin on the trunk and limbs is not a serious problem and is usually temporary. However, left without attention, it can worsen and cause more intense irritation and itch. This can lead to complications, such as broken skin and infections.
This common skin problem can generally be quite easily managed, using over-the-counter products that moisturise the skin and help to rehydrate and protect the surface layers. This section will help you understand your dry skin and provide some guidelines for products that you can use on your trunk and limbs to ease your condition.