Or you could try one of these...You could always be ghetto and wrap your arm in old news paper to keep it from getting cut.
For future use thou, you can use some door edge molding on the opening. Basides that, it is just easier to remove the skid if you have the time. It helps when cleaning up after the oil change since the little run-off plate doesn't really work.
Oil filter removal tool and spill boot
Also recommended new filter tightening is 2/3 turn after filter gasket makes contact.