Unfortunately, I can also have dry, itchy skin and I've read that taking hot showers (and I assume baths?) can aggravate ones skin. I decided to try Barr- Co. bath salts because I heard that they were fantastic (and I really like the packaging!) and since it has oatmeal in it I thought it might even help my skin. I love these bath salts! They smell clean and fresh and they don't leave my skin feeling dry at all. In fact, my skin feels great after a bath and less itchy! I also lucked out because a friend recently gave me the bubble bath and it's also heaven in a jar! I highly recommend!