My dry skin is so bad, I flake, but it's not quite bad enough for a prescription. I switched to a moisturizing soap, I use baby oil a few times a week in the shower and I put location on every day. In the winter I have added Vitamin E, but I must admit I have not seen any results from adding the vitamin. Also, I have always drank a lot of water. My skin seems normal in the summer. Good Luck to you!