If you have dry skin, your face probably never really feels comfortable - it'll be tight and look dull and gray. It's often flaky too, especially around the nose, and develops lots of tiny fine lines which can make you look older than you are. Dry skin occurs when the protective barrier of oil in the lower level of the skin starts to break down and water evaporates from the skin in to the air. This can be genetic or central heating and cold temperatures are common causes. A big problem is that UV rays penetrate deeper into dehydrated skin. Getting those moisture levels back up to scratch is therefor vital for your looks.