I skinned by toes at Jiu-Jitsu last night. The picture says it all. How do I toughen up the skin to stop it from happening? I got a smaller one on my other foot a month ago. I did not do anything with it and when the scab fell off the skin around it was leathery and has not sustained any damage since. But I do not want to be reactive. I want to be proactive and toughen the skin up especially on my toes before it happens. As you know feet are sensitive and I would rather not have to deal with sores on them all the time. I guess I could just tape them but I would rather build up a callus or get the skin tough. I do not want to have to remember to put the tape on before rolling. I have noticed with other cuts that when I used hydrogen peroxide a tough pseudo type of callus is formed by the skin it kills around the cut. I am going to try that this time.
I have looked at other posts. Here are some of the ideas they give:
- Rubbing Alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.
- Liquid Bandage like New-Skin.
- Going bare foot or wearing flip flops all the time to dry out and expose your feet to ware.
- Wear socks
Please share with me anything you do that helps build up the skin on you feet. I would like to hear that there is a better solution then just suffering the pain of slowly building calluses by skinning every inch of my feet.
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