I was never one to use moisturizer lotion after a shower cause my skin never needed it. The only time I would have really dry skin was exposure to cold in the winter or chlorine in the water after swimming (normal drying). But I moved to florida over 4 years ago and gradually my skin started to get dryer and dryer. I've always had skin eczema but because my skin got dryer this made my eczema really bad and flare up constantly. I was forced to start using moisturizer lotion after every shower and had to moisturize daily. It got to the point where my skin just does not maintain moisture. I have to buy the lotion that is almost like grease and it takes me awhile to put it on each night cause that is the stuff that lasts the longest but by middle of the next day I still have dry skin. I've tried not showering every single day but this doesn't help, My skin only gets irriated more and starts flaring my eczema. I'm not sure what happend to my skin that it became so dry all over when I moved to florida and wondering if theres any way to fix it. Maybe some changes went on in my body. Anyway I am back home now. Philadelphia and hoping that my skin will gradually return to condition it was in before I left. Is there any ideas on why this happend or what I can do to keep my skin moist from the inside out, not just from the outside in? I've tried high fat/low carb diets with no sucess. I've tried heavy doses of omega 3's and no improvement. I've tried very high doses of MSM because I've read of the skin benifets but I saw no results and nothing on joints either btw. I've tried hyrdaulic acid which "claims" to moisturize the skin from the inside out but it didn't work for me. I pretty much only drink water and lots of it and sports drinks when needed. Maybe the cure will just be being back home and overtime my skin will get better, IDK.. Thanks for any input.