May 22, 2012 Update:
It's been only three days and my cuticles are much better. Using the pure Vitamin E really helps. I also picked up a nonacetone remover. I was told that using pure acetone poisons your inner body. It absorbs through your cuticles and is not healthy. I don't know the details but that was enough for me to switch removers. It takes longer with the nonacetone to remove polish and feels a little sticky. I'm going to think twice before applying any glitter polish. I can't imagine removal-even with using the foil method. At least now I'm on my way to healthier cuticles.
It's the end of the day and I wanted to do one more post before I go to sleep. All day I've been nursing my cuticles with Neosporin and Vitamin E. I wash my hands a lot and had to reapply frequently. My cuticles are really messed up at the moment. I use cuticle oil daily and still my cuticles got wrecked. I change my polish every few days with Acetone remover, I don't always wear rubber gloves when I use household cleaners, and of course there are always dishes to wash. Even laundry seems to dry out my fingers. I had gotten 3 hangnails this past week. I nipped them with cuticle scissors and cut them too short. Result-swollen, sore cuticles. Two days ago,, I started using Vitamin E. Today, I applied Neosporin about four times. No nipping cuticles ever again. If anyone has a better idea for cuticle care (products, routines), please let me know.
|OPI Avoplex is my daily oil. I picked up the Sally Hansen |
"Healthy Cuticles Now!" cream
when my cuticles started drying out.
|I paid around $6 and was annoyed to find that the jar wasn't even filled.|
I went back into exchange it (I had opened the jar in the car). All of them were like this.
|Right now I'm just using pure Vitamin E 28,000 I.U. and Neosporin.|
(Both were already in my medicine cabinet)
|This is my fingers in recovery. My ring finger is still swollen.|
|I like this color so much, I might actually use it all up. It doesn't help that|
its a 3 coat polish.