How to Deal With Dry Skin
Use tepid, not hot, water when showering or bathing. Hot water may feel soothing on dry skin, but will only cause further irritation.
Avoid scented soaps and detergents.
Pat skin dry with a towel -- do not rub.
Put lotion on your skin right after showering to seal in moisture.
Don't wear wool or other scratchy materials against your skin.
Don't lick chapped lips. Excess moisture on the skin will evaporate, and contribute to drying of the skin.