Taken Down By My Own Frugality
I like to think I myself as frugal. But the truth is I’m just cheap about most things. The exception is whatever my current hobby is, which is when I decide price is no object. So I’ll buy piles of nail polish but cheap out on other stuff to make up for it.
I decided to cheap out on nail polish remover because I figured there was no reason to spend more. I bought a generic pink non-acetone remover at Target and didn’t bother spot testing it.
Turns out it destroyed the top layer of skin on all of my fingers like a chemical burn.
No amount of lotion or oil helps. This morning I scrubbed it with a wet pumice stone and nail brush and abraded some of the dead skin off. But there is no fast fix. I can’t scrub any more, I’ve already irritated the scars on weirdfinger too much. All I can do is keep applying lotion and scrubbing when I can. And in the meantime my fingertips are covered in shreds of parchment-dry skin that catch on fabric and everything else I touch.
I went with non-acetone nail polish remover because everyone says acetone can be drying. IRONY!