Please note: I am a general purpose skin lightener, not a dermatologist. It's important to read the ingredients label of all products you purchase. My recommendation is to read the labels thoroughly.
The first thing that comes to mind is a good moisturizer. In fact, the majority of people will use a moisturizer to soften their skin. That's not true, though. Your skin is made up of many layers. Your skin has a high level of hydration, a low level of sebum, and a very low level of free radicals. There are a lot of factors in determining how moisturizing will help your skin. A good moisturizer will help balance all of them, but one of the biggest factors is how much you can apply. It is a good idea to start with something that's a little more moisturizing than your normal skincare products.
Here's how to tell if a product is moisturizing, as well as an application process. I use a combination of a pH meter and a self-test kit. If a product is too moisturizing, I stop using it and try a different product. It is extremely important that you apply a moisturizing product to your skin, even if your skin is dry and the texture is slightly more oilier.