Skin problems are not a seasonal problem. But it often is more prominent in winter. Many of us have real problems with dry skin. Many factors can influence dry skin like cold weather, exposure to chemicals, dry air, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and the PH of the skin. Dry skin can be hurtful and uncomfortable. Chronic skin diseases like Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis or Psoriasis are very likely linked to a genetic disorder. Your lifestyle and the environment might also be a contributing factor. Sometimes even the medication you use plays a role.