By the time I got to cleaning up and putting lotion on my hands it was too late and the painful cracks already started. So now I buy a box of 100 tight plastic blue gloves from the pharmacy. I can feel through them and they are very snug for throwing etc.. If I have to take a break, I just wash my gloved hands and remove gloves. If they rip, no problem. I just use another.
I have no cracking of cuticles when I use these. The box is about $11.