Do any of you have any thoughts or idea for strengthening your skin ? Allow me to explain. I play lots and have been doing so for decades. Saying that because this isn't a lack of callous or experience issue. Its a skin issue. A few years back, due to the cold winter weather (or heat inside), my skin began to crack. When it happened on my right pointer, my most used finger, it became a very bad situation. I taped it, crazy glued it, bandaided it, vitamin E'ed it, liquid bandaged it... and it didn't heal until the winter ended. Well... its happening again. It split open 2 weeks ago. I got through a gig with a bandage, but it sucks doing that. My band fortunately has a few weeks off, and I really want to heal this thing up. I'm currently dousing it with Vaseline and wrapping it up, but the skin is still dry once I clean it up - and I know will crack right open within 15 minutes of solid playing. My best solution thus far is practicing to play with my ring and middle finger, but wow! Try running through a few songs like that . Any and all thoughts welcome. Thanks.