I just got back from my first rock-climbing trip of the year.
It was great to feel the warm, dry rock, even though it was ROUGH on my skin.
This is normal. The first climbing outing of the year always feels particularly hard. It takes some climbing time for my skin to toughen up, for the pads of my fingertips to get thicker, and for calluses to form in high-wear spots.
But, this year I had an advantage.
This year I used Zim’s Crack Crème.
Here is what I found:
- Zim’s helped my skin last longer on the first days out climbing
- Zim’s helped my skin heal and repair itself faster.
I started applying Zim’s Crack Crème before I headed out to climb.
This allowed my skin to absorb the crème before my fingertips touched the rock and got covered in chalk.
I was able to stay out all day. Even on the sharp limestone of Lander, Wyoming, I never thought, “Ouch, I don’t wanna touch the rock anymore.”
After climbing, I washed the irritating chalk, aluminum residue from the climbing equipment and fine-ground dirt, off my hands.
And, I applied another generous layer of Zim’s.
The rich formula soothed my skin, but did not leave me with sticky fingers. I can’t stand sticky fingers!
The all-natural ingredients include Anrica flower extract and Myrcia oil, which are great homeopathic remedies for their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
I noticed that small, damaged areas of skin around my knuckles and fingernails started healing before cracks developed.
High-wear areas such as the crease between my thumb and index finger stayed soft, yet durable.
Zim’s crack cream allowed me to climb for a few days in a row right after a long winter of skiing.
Yeah, my fingers, hands, and shoulders are sore, but my skin remained tough – Thanks, Zim’s!