Too much callus, sweaty fingertips, skin shedding off after the first route. The list of skin problems when climbing is long. Not only for professionals, the finger skin is a central and often limiting factor for climbing success. In today's post, we'll show you how to care for your fingers. And the best: We are giving away 20 cans Climbskin cream and attach a skin file.
No matter what level you climb - your fingers need to be cared for. Because what is more annoying than cracks in the cornea or sweaty fingertips? The recipe for success for good finger skin is the right combination of cream and file. Here is a list of tips that you should implement.
Four steps to better skin
- Say no to Liquid Chalk
If possible, you should avoid liquid magnesium. The substances contained, primarily the alcohol, dry your skin excessively.
- Cut or file skin parts
After a long day of climbing, you should remove every little piece of skin on your hands. You can do this with a nail clip or a file. This prevents that protruding skin fragments get stuck in sharp areas. Then wash your hands thoroughly to remove dirt and magnesium.
- Level deep cracks or holes
If you have made a "cut", you should disinfect the wound and wait until the bleeding stops. Then you should file the skin around the wound to compensate for the "height difference".
- Mask the wound on the fingers
If you decide to continue climbing with sore fingers, tap them with a thin strip and several turns. You start at the fingertip and continue to work in the direction of the hand. So the tape sticks longer. Change it as soon as it relaxes. The most suitable is the leucotape used in medicine.
Hand cream increases the elasticity of your skin
Whoever climbs forms calluses. And as we learned today, excessive calluses need to be removed. At the same time, of course, it is important to have enough skin on your fingertips. However, this should not be too dry and "brittle". For this reason, it is important to regularly cream your fingers and hands, at least after every day of climbing. This increases the elasticity of the skin and lowers the risk of cracks and cuts. The challenge is to find a cream that doesn't smear too much and still works.
Climbskin hand cream - pure nature
In all the climbing years, we have already tested numerous products. From the classic level cream in the blue can to hemp cream from the body shop up to Climbskin, We stayed with the latter. Climbskin combines various natural substances, absorbs quickly and can therefore be applied to the rock even before a session without having to smear it on the handles.
Now take part in the raffle Climbskin Handcrème
We only need the following information to contact you and deliver the package to the lucky winners. Your data will not be shared with third parties. Scout's honor!
IMPORTANT: The parcels will only be sent to Swiss postal addresses. The participation was until the 25. June 2019, 12.00 clock, possible. *
Get Climbskin Handcrème without detours
You want a portion of Climbskin now and today? The hand cream and other skin care accessories can be found at Bächli mountain sports online or in the respective branches.
* Conditions of participation
Participation is until 25. June 2019, 12.00 clock, possible. All persons residing in Switzerland are entitled to participate. This does not apply to employees of the climbing magazine LACRUX, the Gecko Supply GmbH, the Bächli mountain sports AG and their commissioned companies. Winners will be notified by email. We do not correspond about the tournament. A cash payment is not possible. The legal process is excluded. Participation in the raffle takes place independently of a product order or a purchase. The period of participation in a competition will be announced in connection with the respective competition.
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