This is kinda disgusting, but it is winter, and the air in my house is really really dry, which makes my fingers really really dry. I have noticed that after every time I play my bass, there is a slight build up of dead skin on my string, and even on my neck. Now, I say slight buildup, but if I go a few days without scraping my strings down, it is no longer a slight build up, rather a noticeable buildup. It is starting to affect my tone, and just make my baby look ugly. Do any of you suffer from this? Is there anything I can do, or do I just have to not play so much til the air gets a little less dry(last resort)?