Things You Must Know Before Your Next Pedicure

You probably do not think about this when you go to the nail salon, but it is just crawling with fungus, viruses, and bacteria. This can especially be a problem when proper cleaning techniques are not used. There have been countless horror stories about women going to the nail salon and soon finding they have a skin or nail infection. It is a serious issue and certain precautions should be taken before you choose a nail salon. There are very specific guidelines and tips that you need to know in order to make sure your salon is up to standards and I have listed some below.

Clean those instruments! – When these instruments are not sanitized properly serious infections such as hepatitis and E.coli bacterial infections can be present. Before you go to the appointment, call your salon and ask them how they clean their instruments. After they give your their answer and you decide to go, make sure you see them do it!

Bring your own stuff – It is ok to bring your own supplies to the pedicure. If you are worried about bacteria, this is absolutely the safest way to go.

Basin cleaning procedures – It very crucial that you take note of how the salon cleans their basins. These should be disinfected and clean thoroughly after every client!

Keep the cuticles – Do not let them cut your cuticles. Tell them to leave them as they tend to fight off certain fungal infections.

Cuts and bites – Make sure you have no open sores, cuts or bites on your legs. This makes you more prone to infections.

The next time you go to your nail salon make sure they are following these very specific standards. This is very serious and no laughing matter. Serious infections have occurred in individuals who were not aware of the types of things that can go on in a nail salon. Be aware and ask plenty of questions!

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