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Old 12-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #894
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Originally Posted by mark1150 View Post
I work outside and I too suffer(ed) with split finger tips.
Now as soon as I feel the first onsets I use lip balm during the day, covered with insulation tape.
The balm works like magic moisturising and keeping the area soft and flexible therefore non dried out and split.
At night (at home ) a couple of applications of germaline (I don't know if the guys around the rest of the world have this, it smells of root beer) or similar medicated products keeps them nice.
Get a tube of anhydrous lanolin and try it. It's the active ingredient in a lot of the balms made for cracked fingers and hands. A little goes a long way.
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