Rough skin is cracked skin that is dry and dehydrated or coarse in texture. As we age, the skin’s fat film breaks down and weakens over time that causes discomfort. This causes our sebaceous glands to secret less natural skin oils, causing dry skin that begins rougher over time. Not only is the skin rough, dryness can cause discomfort as well. Another cause of rough skin is due to changes in climate. Dry winters and direct summer sun can cause the skin to become dry and rough as well. Additionally, malnutrition and vitamin B2 and B6 deficiency can also cause rougher skin. Other factors such as allergens and improper skincare routines and products will also cause the skin to become rough as well. It is important to prevent rough skin that can harm your appearance.