Thanks everyone. I've been to the Dr this morning (I tried leaving aloe on over night - covered with plaster but it didn't make any difference apart from feeling lush when I put it on!) The doctor said it was fissure eczema (or something like that, he talks VERY fast) which he said is very painful (yay, I'm not a wimp!) and has given me some cream that I have to put on with polythene over it <clingfilm hands - sexy> for a few nights as well as moisturising A LOT.
I'm going to save this thread though, lots of great ideas for the ordinary dry/chapped hands I usually have.
Diet and age are major factors in muscle gain and fat loss. I’m a 45yo male and have to work 5 times harder than 20 somethings to gain muscle and lose fat. when I was 20 something, I was ripped and didn’t have to work hard to get that way and keep it. Then life happened and couldn’t keep lifting and maintaining cadio and other workouts even as much as I did. Now I’m a balding 45yo with a size 38 gut and skinny arms and have been lifting cadio at least 4 to 5 days a week for 6 months. Older equals muscle loss and harder work to couteract it.