Skin types range from sensitive, normal, oily, combination to dry. Dry and flaky skin is not only a winter season skin problem. Dryness of the skin is caused by our hectic lifestyle which does not let our skin breathe, as our skin is exposed to pollution and we often tend to neglect what our skin needs. Use of harsh soaps and chemicals on dry skin is a big no-no because the skin is on the acidic side of the Ph chart. Dry skin type needs special care and needs more nourishment and hydration than any other skin type as it lacks oil and is prone to wrinkles and tightness. Aloe vera is known widely for its nourishing and hydrating effects, a pea-sized drop of aloe vera can do wonders in terms of hydration.