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« on: November 16, 2004, 03:51:56 PM »

After playing guitar for some time, I think I've finally come up with a routine that helps keep my callouses stay in good shape.

Before my nightly and morning shower, I put liquid "new skin" on.  This keeps my callouses covered with a waterproofed coating so I can
take a nice long shower without having to worry about get my fingers too soft.  After I get to work the next day, I take the "new skin" off
with fingernail polish remover and use alcohol throughout the day to help toughen up the skin.  Also, throughout the day, I have a guitar
at the office so I can get some practice in.  When I get home, I hit it hard for an hour or two of practice and the cycle begins all over again.

If some dead skin starts to peel, I resist pulling it off (risking taking too much skin off) and instead I use a fine grade of sandpaper to lightly sand the tips smooth.

This works for me and I thought it might be helpful to someone here.

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