Before ruling out that you have dry skin, consider external factors like a particular product that you may have tried, or the time of the year (even month—hormones can be very shifty, causing your skin to go haywire). If such is the case, stop using that new product and return to your regular routine then wait a few days for your skin to return back to normal. If, however you've had dry skin all your life, choose beauty products—from your facial wash, to moisturizer, to makeup—that are made specifically for dry skin. Ingredients in such products are amped with more moisture that can help balance out your flaky complexion. When in doubt, see a trusted dermatologist to walk you through the proper skincare practice.