The book has a good section on skin care though it mostly focuses on sanding/removing dry skin before it gets a chance to split. This seems to be for folks that have a slow turnover of skin and build up overly large callouses. I have the opposite problem. My skin heals rapidly and I never split tips/pads but suffer from weepy first digit pads. In 20 years of climbing, I've probably split tips 5 times. For my wife, it's 5 times a year. During my first hangboard cycle last month, the weepy tips really impacted the sloper and med pinch by the 4th rep. A week ago I started experimenting with Anti-Hydral cream. I read enough to know to be cautious so I will only apply for 15min 1-2x per week. Too early to see results good or bad. I read the cautions about Anti-Hydral in the book. So, what other suggestions are there for reducing weepy tip syndrome?
i have super sweaty hands and have tried several things. i tried antihydral last fall and it made my tips really hard and waxy. this was midway through my HB cycle and it killed my last 3 or 4 workouts. i actually use it on my toe knuckles now, a night or two a week, to keep those callouses in decent shape.
my main go-to stuff is 'tite-grip'. it is kind of like deoderant for your hands. works well. i just use a dab at the beginning of a day of climbing or before my workouts. then, throughout the day/workout i also use liquid chalk.
i also have an iontophoresis machine which works great when i am disciplined about using it. this is pricey, and also uncomfortable, but works well (for hands AND feet). just have to set aside about an hour every evening to watch a basketball game and electrocute yourself