It is a skin condition characterized by scales, itchiness, and cracks. More common in old age, winters. It can be caused due to a variety of reasons other than these like hypothyroidism, hot shower, excessive chemical usage, etc. Some other symptoms seen associated with it are redness
, bleeding and peeling. Mostly it is normal to have it and application of topical moisturizing cream will help but if it is associated with some medical condition, it is advisable to get the underlying disease corrected first.