Although some of you may have suffered with dry skin all your life - especially, if you have a tendency for eczema - in general, skin gets drier the older we become. Because it has fewer sebacious (oil) glands, our body skin is often significantly drier than our faces. The lower legs in particular have a strong tendency to become dry and flaky, especially if they're not well looked after. To help your body skin conserve lipids and moisture, keep baths and showers short and not too hot. Also, limit the use of shower gel to odour priority zones, such as your armpits, genitals and feet. Your legs, arms and tummy simply don't need to be lathered up. But they do need rehydrating. So as soon as you step out of the shower, apply generous amounts of lipid-rich lotion to prevent further moisture loss from the skin.