I'm 26 w/ LI and I have the same problem in the South Dakota winters! Just a minute of exposure (going from the house to the car for example) leaves my hands so dry that they hurt to move. I'm always applying lotions throughout the day in the winter, too. People have a hard time belieiving me when I say that I prefer hot summers over winter, even though I'm beet red & can't sweat. I'd rather be red than unable to move!
If the grass looks greener on the other side, maybe it's time to start watering your lawn!