There's dry and then there's so dry that it permanently itches and cracks. Sometimes I think give me oily skin any day!
The sea really helps my skin too. I'll often leave the salt on my skin for ages without washing it off, even overnight (although that does
get salt in my sheets :P The best is if I've got fabric holding it close to my skin and the moisture in for a while - swimsuits and rash shirts etc.
Now I miss summer
It's winter here in Australia and my skin hates it.