Does it tighten, stretch or even itch? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably have dry skin. While dehydrated skin is a condition and can be improved by using the right cosmetics, dry skin is a skin type.There are exceptional cases when weather factors or certain acne treatments dry out the skin, but in most cases this is only intermittent. When treating dry skin, it is important to emphasise that you should only use gentle facial cleansers and avoid drying alcohols in cosmetics. Hydrate your skin in multiple layers, using serums, toners and creams. Also use rich creams and oils in your skincare routine and regularly remove dead skin cells to help the absorption of active ingredients.