Dry Skin Care
There are gentle body cleansers designed for people with dry skin. Dove Body Wash, Cetaphil Restoraderm Soothing Wash, DHS Body Wash, and Olay Sensitive Body Wash are great options. If you prefer a bar soap Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar, Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar, and Olay Sensitive Skin are all effective. Additionally, if you prefer soap with natural oils and moisturizers, you can try a natural skin care product line such as Ellen April.
For extremely dry skin such as elbows, hands, knees, or heels, there are several good moisturizers that contain lactic acid, salicylic acid and/or urea. These chemicals gently slough off dry dead skin and help conditions such as keratosis pilaris (dry bumps on the backs of the arms), ichthyosis (hereditary dry skin mostly on extremities that looks like fish scales), and keratoderma (thick skin on hands feet, elbows, and knees). Cerave SA Lotion for Rough & Bumpy Skin, Flexitol Heel Balm, and Amlactin are all good choices.