If you’re reading this, you probably have calluses or know someone who does. Calluses can be found on the hands of people who work manual labor jobs and/or participate in sports that expose their hands to rough surfaces such as rock climbing and weight lifting. We’ll take you into the world of calluses exploring why they happen, what happens when you don’t take care of them, and how to take care of your calluses.
Why calluses happen
Calluses are thick and tough layers of skin that develop when your epidermis (skin) tries to protect itself against constant pressure and friction. You’re bound to have calluses when you regularly do things with your bare hands such as yard work, deadlifts, and martial arts. Callus buildup increases with each time you put friction and pressure on your skin.
There’s nothing evil or wrong with having calluses on your hands. It’s your body’s natural reaction to avoid skin trauma from your regular activities. If calluses didn’t occur, your skin would break and bleed during your workout or while you were on the job.
What happens when you don’t take care of your calluses
Caring for your calluses is key for a number of reasons. When you don’t manage them, they can get caught on clothing which is no fun. Your calluses can also tear and lead to bleeding which can be messy. Chances are you don’t want to have blood on your shirt during work or be bleeding on your pants while you’re on a date.
Torn hands can also be painful and uncomfortable as you go throughout your day. When your hands aren’t feeling good, it can be difficult and frustrating to do simple tasks. Carrying the groceries or driving can be a real pain. Calluses that are not maintained tend to lead to other problems so it’s important that you remember to take care of them on a regular basis.
How to take care of your calluses
It’s completely possible to properly manage your calluses. The solution to prevent your hands from tearing and bleeding doesn’t involve the use of razor blades, scissors, or pocket knives. Expensive lotions and creams aren’t the solutions either. All of these methods may seem like they’re effective or quick fixes but they don’t actually help you.
To properly maintain calluses, the shape of the tool used must be similar to the shape of the object causing the calluses. For many people, their calluses are formed when using barbells, dumbbells, rakes, and other cylindrical objects with abrasive surfaces. This is why the SandBar was created the way it is. The SandBar mimics similar things athletes and workers are gripping and using. With the SandBar, you can easily sand down and maintain your calluses just a few minutes a day. As mentioned before, calluses actually serve a purpose and that is to protect your skin from breaking and bleeding. Consistent maintenance of your calluses is key.
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