As the leather ages, it will lose natural moisture and oils. The leather will crack and the fibers can break if the leather becomes too dry. The more use your bag or apron gets, the more likely this is to happen. The appearance that the aging process gives to the leather is known as Patina and is a beautiful effect that adds uniqueness and character to your product. When using a new product on your leather good, always spot test first in an unseen area, apply a small amount of the treatment as directed and leave for at least 24 hours to ensure that it doesn’t adversely affect the color or texture of the leather. Never use baby wipes or any product that may contain lanolin. Scratches and scrapes are inevitable, applying clear boot polish, Vaseline or saddle soap can add a protective layer that will help to minimize small scratches. If you do get a small scratch on your bag, rub the area with your fingers as the natural oils can help to cover it. For larger scratches, adding a tiny drop of oil and allowing it to soak in for a few minutes before buffing with a soft cloth to remove any excess can often help.