STEP 3: KEEP THE AREA CLEAN AND COVERED
Add some ointment to the area to keep it moisturized. A common one like Neosporin, polysporin; these all have bacteria fighting properties and moisturizing properties. Keep it covered very lightly, including during sleep to help keep the ointment in place, and the area clean and clear. You can use a sock, glove or bag to cover the area while you sleep to avoid rubbing the ointment away. This will help speed up the process.
You might also try some tricks that gymnasts swear by. Preparation-H is apparently a great pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, which works wonders on torn skin. It aids the healing process more quickly than other creams. There is also the tea bag method. Using a used black tea bag, once it is cooled. Simply place it on the affected area for about 20 minutes or so. The tannic acid in the tea is an effective pain reliever. Another great, natural alternative is Vitamin E oil. Pop open a capsule of oil with a pin, and squeeze out a few drops over the injury.
STEP 4: PROTECT THE AREA WHILE YOU TRAIN!
Do not be too eager to jump back into full-scale workouts. Avoid pull-ups, Toes to Bar and muscle ups while your wound heals. This is my biggest piece of advice… allow your skin tissue the time to heal before risking tearing it apart again. Just like muscles, it requires nutrients and rest to heal correctly and completely. To avoid another premature tear may take one or two extra days avoiding certain movements. In the end, you’ll save yourself big time.
There is no glory in rushing back to training with torn hands. Not letting a wound heal is just bad practice. Like a muscle that needs to heal in order to grow stronger, you will need to rest the skin to allow the tissue time to heal stronger than before.
PREVENTING RIPS AND TEARS FROM RECURRING
Once the skin is completely healed, you can return to training. Even if you are not fully healed, you might decide to return anyways. If so, be sure to protect your wound properly. Use bandages, tape and leather grips for this.