15 Signs dry skin is starting to drive you insane

Feb 20, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. ET

While some people welcome winter with open arms, those of us with dry skin know the truth: winter is the devil. If you're fortunate enough not to deal with dry skin problems, here's a glimpse into life as a lotion-aholic.

1. Hmm, I wonder how many bottles of lotion it would take to fill up the bathtub.

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2. Dear dry skin, thank you for making me scratch you so much that I bleed.

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3. I bet if I took a picture of my lotion collection, I'd make the Guinness Book of World Records.

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4. I think I'm just going to dunk my head in a vat of olive oil and call it a day.

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5. I shall henceforth be known as the Alligator Queen.

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6. Can I buy stock in lotion? Is that a thing?

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7. Standing in line at Costco with nothing but an industrial-sized bottle of lotion rates pretty high on the creeper scale.

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8. My skin feels like I just went slip-n-sliding. On carpet.

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9. This can't be normal. Maybe I have shingles. Or maybe I'm just about to molt.

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10. Maybe I should just wear a pair of mittens all day to curb scratching.

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11. I just washed my face, and now my skin feels like Death Valley. Super.

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12. My skin is so scaly it is actually starting to look like tectonic plates.

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13. Eww. I'm shedding... skin flakes.

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14. Are my eyebrows flaking? Seriously? What the?!

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15. Now accepting applications for a full-time backscratcher. Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

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Help for dry skin woes

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