What makes the skin of the body different from the skin of the face?
Like facial skin, the skin of the body can be differentiated into normal skin, dry skin and very dry skin. It is sometimes compared, when it is very dry, to "crocodile skin". The top of the back tends to be a little more oily. Some areas, such as the hands and elbows, that are constantly active and exposed (to the cold, to water, etc.) are more fragile and dryer. The skin on the legs is very often dry. When covered, it has to cope with friction from clothing. When uncovered (and the weather is hot), it is directly exposed, possibly over-exposed, to the sun, the wind and to salt water.