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Feb 26, 2012
I suffer from a variety of minor skin conditions, and when i climb a lot, my fingertips get really dry and peely (not sure that's a word).

I started using Climb On's intensive skin repair lotion bar, and it seems to be helping. What are some other things that work well to protect and repair hands?
Derek Bailey
From murray, ut
Joined Apr 12, 2008
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Feb 26, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
I don't think there's a magic cure. Rest? You can use super glue for splits. but all around repair/care I think you've got it. NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
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Feb 26, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Do you climb limestone alot? Could be just chem reaction of simple weak acids working from rock to skin. Woodchuck ATC
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Feb 26, 2012
Lichen head. Me, with my usual weatherbeaten, lich...
Make sure it isn't a simple thing like not keeping your self well hydrated. Most people don't drink enough water. How much do you water do you drink every day? M Sprague
From New England
Joined Nov 9, 2006
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Feb 26, 2012
Cujo 5.11d Red Rocks
Gotta keep those hands pretty for the ladies.

CANDY "Well, that glove’s fulla Vaseline."
GEORGE "Vaseline? What the hell for?"
CANDY "Well, I will tell ya what—Curley says he’s keepin’ that hand soft for his wife."

First one to guess the quote right gets a free biner yippy! (No Google!)
Mostafa
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Feb 26, 2012
the man was smart
Mostafa wrote:
Gotta keep those hands pretty for the ladies. CANDY "Well, that glove’s fulla Vaseline." GEORGE "Vaseline? What the hell for?" CANDY "Well, I will tell ya what—Curley says he’s keepin’ that hand soft for his wife." First one to guess the quote right gets a free biner yippy! (No Google!)


of mice & men
T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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Feb 26, 2012
Street Hassle
Of mice and men.



I have the same condition. Been to the dermatologist a bunch and they just call it dermatitis. Tried everything out there including a steriod cream that they give me. Nothing seems to help, excpet for continuing to climb untill my tips are super raw, odly enough. For some reason it seems to shed the weak dry peely stuff and grow back better. Good luck, it sucks.
kennyp
From Las Cruces
Joined Apr 13, 2010
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Feb 26, 2012
Cujo 5.11d Red Rocks
Mobley: Kind of an easy one but you win pm me your address! (Biner is in good working order btw) Mostafa
From Alameda, CA
Joined Sep 26, 2011
640 points
Feb 26, 2012
Street Hassle
Also, chalk is not helping the cause, but it's hard to go cold turkey. If you are using metolius chalk, switch to a different brand, they put some nasty stuff in theirs, some extra drying agent. kennyp
From Las Cruces
Joined Apr 13, 2010
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Feb 26, 2012
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH
I don't have a condition, but if I don't climb for a while, my skin starts to peel some. Climbing on granite helps because it takes away all the dead, peeling stuff.

Just use an Emory board to sand off the peeling pieces. I also use one to keep the callouses down so they don't rip off.
Brendan Blanchard
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2010
310 points
Feb 26, 2012
I also use climb on bar, Also you might want to try this stuff call "Corn Hunkers" amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?ur...

I used to use that before I started to use the bar, works just as good or better then bar but it don't feel as clean as the bar.
Raze (Taylor)
Joined Dec 31, 2011
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Feb 26, 2012
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My wife owns a salon and this is what she recommends. Buy a hot paraffin bath made for hands and feet. You can get these at Wal Mart or any beauty supply. Usually about $35.00. Wash your hands and dip them in everyday. You can leave the bath on 24/7. Give it 5 minutes to set up then peel it off. Works even better if you lotion up first then dip. s.price
From PS,CO
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Feb 26, 2012
Luxury Liner, Indian Creek
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Do you climb limestone alot? Could be just chem reaction of simple weak acids working from rock to skin.



Limestone is basic. Calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Try putting a acid on it some time, it will fizz. But a base could do weird things to the skin too.
Alex Whitman
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