Dry and itchy skin becomes a common occurrence as people start getting older. With aging the skin’s ability to produce oil and sweat glands reduces. Added to it are the overuse of soaps, perfumes, antiperspirants, hot baths, etc. Dryness of skin may also be the result of dry winter season. Some other common causes of dry, itchy skin are dehydration, smoking, exposure to sun’s UV rays, and underlying diseases like kidney problems and diabetes. If dryness and itching is also coupled with flaky skin then it is a possible sign of dermatitis. The market is flooded with creams, ointments and moisturizers to treat dry and itchy skin. But what could be better than home remedies for the problem that also do not have side effects. Here are some of the best home remedies for dry, itchy skin.