In Chinese medicine, dryness is usually caused by two possible scenarios:
1) A Heat pathogen in the body that dries out Blood and the Fluids.
2) One or more of the nourishing elements (Blood, Fluids, Yin) are deficient
A closer look at the additional signs and symptoms in the body will clear up the picture quickly and decide if the focus should be on cooling (and nourishing) or only nourishing.
On an organ-level, the skin is linked to the Lungs, so a tonification of the Lungs is essential.
Acupuncture and herbs for the win 😊