Winter is a skin killer for even the slickest-skinned among us. Between the dry heat inside, the harsh wind outdoors, and the ever-present desire to warm up with a scalding shower, it's no surprise that most people will have flakes and itchy spots until March or April. Persistent desiccation doesn't have to plague you, though, and you don't have to sleep under pounds of lotion to treat the issue. For a simple, inexpensive spot fix, we've been using these collagen gel patches ($13) by Dermactin-TS.
They're meant for under your eyes, and they really do give them a pick up, but they're also great for sticking on really dry spots anywhere. Plus, they (temporarily) erase fine lines. The box only has 12 patches, but if your skin is in distress, and you have a party or night out coming up, they make a huge difference.