Dry or Sensitive Skin: – The cold and hostile winter can cause your skin to become dehydrated and if the moisture is not replaced scaly, flaky skin can appear around your face or body which can turn into itchy skin if left in poor condition. The heat can also dehydrate your skin through water loss as you sweat more to regulate your core temperature. Sensitive skin can occur after shaving, as well as after handling cleaning chemicals causing skin to dry out, resulting in people pondering - why is my skin itchy?
Skin conditions: e.g. eczema or psoriasis - eczema can cause patches of the skin to become dry, itchy and sore while psoriasis creates flaky, red, patches of skin due to the skin cells trying to rapidly replace themselves in a short amount of time (usually 3 – 7 days) instead of gradually (3 – 4 weeks).