7. See a Doctor
When is dry skin not just dry skin? When it's eczema, a medical condition that causes skin to become inflamed, leading to the appearance of dryness. "Guys come in all the time saying, 'Doc, I don't know what's wrong, I keep putting on moisturizer and my hands are still dry and itchy," Frank says. "That's because it's eczema, which is more common on the hands than many people realize." If you are constantly moisturizing and don't see any improvement in your dry skin, check with your doctor — if it's eczema, an OTC topical hydrocortisone cream can clear things up quickly.