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i seem to have a problem of severe skin peeling with just the slightest of climbing..however i don't see other people having the same problem as i do..i also find that this problem affects my climbing..is it normal or am i just doing it wrong?

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Check out a product called "Hoofmaker." It's a lotion which is most commonly used on the hooves of animals (horses mainly), but can also be used for human application. It greatly increases epidermal strength by aiding in the building of calouses. When I use it, my skin never peels, when I stop, it's like the skin never stays on. Give it a try.


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i suggest against that.. ..your fingers just get used to it, your calases build on your finger tips to the pont where you can pick up red hot coals without feeling a thing ..after a while you get used to it, you only loose skin if you slide off a hold, otherwise you get to keep your skin..


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hmm..the 'hoofmaker' sounds quite interesting...where can i get it?
well actually its just my first layer of skin thats peeling..not the whole thing..
Initially i thought that my hands would later get used to it ..but this does not happen to people that started climbing later than me.


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DOWN WITH HOOFMAKER! its for horese not humans


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/me clears his throat

As printed DIRECTLY on the label: "DIRECTIONS FOR HUMAN USE: Apply to hands, nails, cuticles and skin as necessary. Massage into dry skin, especially hands, elbows and feet."
"Use of the Hoofmaker leaves the users hands, nails, cuticles and skin feeling smooth and moisturizes. Dries quickly without a greasy residue."

Now. I rest my case. This stuff is SWEEEEEET.


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1oz of Metolious hand repair:$ 9.95.
Like 3 pounds of hoofmaker: $2


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Everyone's skin peels from time to time. If your just starting out, it is going to happen more often because your finger skin is pretty skin to start off. You just need to grow a exterior tough skin aka calluses. Its just an adjustment period. After about a month or two of climbing you should be good. In the mean time, use some chemical free products to help repair skin but does not prevent calluses growth like apotheberry skin repair bars. www.apotheberry.com


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I agree with TiffaroO. Try climbing consistently, but not excessively (like 4 days in a row). I would recommend a day on, a day off at the least to allow your skin a little time to heal and harden. This works best for me.

I've climbed for years and I can still wear my skin to uselessness if I climb too many days in a row.

Give it a month or two and not only will people remark on the strength of your handshake, but how it feels like the bark of a tree!Tongue


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