Dear Lynn: I read your book and understand that the water element is associated with the season of winter. Why is my skin so dry in the winter if that’s the season of water? Dried Out in Minneapolis Dear Dried: That’s such a good question! It may seem odd that winter is the water element, even though it feels really dry, but there’s a good reason. To understand why, we have to look at the nature of Yin and Yang and how they correspond to the world . . . ? Read More: Winter, Dry Skin, and Chinese Medicine read more..