A very harsh soap or cleanser may dry out the skin on the penis. You may also notice small red patches on the glans or shaft of your penis.
Most causes of peeling skin on the penis are not medically serious or more areas of the penis, such as the glans (head), shaft, foreskin, frenulum, or scrotum. It causes intense itching, a dry, scaly rash, and inflammation.
If a person's clothes or underwear are too tight, they may chafe the penis and lead to dry skin. Wearing loose or cotton underwear and clothes.