Put some ice in a bowl of water and soak your fingertips for a minute or so. You can also run cold water over your fingertips at the tap. This will prevent blisters and speed up the building of calluses. It will also prevent your calluses from becoming too hard or from having hard edges.

Note: don’t do this until your fingertips hurt and be sure to allow some time before you play again. You don’t want to play on pads that have been softened by the soaking.
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