Flexibility in reaching our toes, let alone flexibility in time, kind of makes us rush to the nearest 💅 nail salon. The rush to relaxation, cheap mimosas, and a massage chair sometimes
makes us overlook the 5 alarming 🦠 germ facts about a pedicure.
So before you pick a color and have a seat, check the view on the other guests to see if this salon may send you home with a sparkling ✨ new color infection or not.
Say No To Shaving Before A Pedicure.
Come on, we’ve all gone at least two days without shaving right? 🤷🏻♀️ the rush of the need for a pedicure can make us forget that we should not shave 🪒 at least 2 days prior. Freshly shaved legs 🦵 have open pores and nicks you can’t see🔍. Reminds me of the above video when I had fresh shaved legs in the salt water Ocean. The memory that burn was a lesson learned for life!
A USA TODAY article stated facts that a mans legs were amputated following a pedicure infection. Serious infections are rare but why rush even a small infection.
Ask For New Buffers & Filers Only!
Unless you see them open a package in front of you don’t trust what you don’t see. Only non porous tools can be properly disinfected. These items are cheap and part of your pedicure cost.
Don’t Dip 🦶In Unless You’re Protected.
Of course salons should be disinfecting basins between each client, but there’s a hidden fact.
🔍A hospital grade disinfectant should sit in the basin for 10 minutes⏰
Whirlpool spa basins should have the disinfectant ran throughout the system, then the unit should be drained and rinsed with clean water.
Opt for a basin cover or select a salon that doesn’t use whirlpool tubs. Think about your own jet tub 🛀 at home. Have you ever cleaned it and seen the disgusting crap that settles out of it😷 ? I will never forget when our RoundRock Cleaning Service Client was selling her home and she ran a jet cleaning on her in home tub. I could hear and feel her disgust through the text of what she saw come out of it. Unfortunately Jet cleaning is not part of our routine Austin cleaning service check list and it may not be part of your nail salons in between customer check list either. Now imagine ever foot 🦶 that has soaked where your feet are? Next imagine what could be lurking in those whirlpool jets ready to attack your freshly shaven legs and more.
If 💅 Nail Salon Walls Could Talk.
If the pedicure chair you’re sitting in has built up gunk around and behind it, imagine what’s coming out of the water pipes inside it?
When picking a nail color, take your time and check out the condition of the walls and floors. This quick check of cleanliness could save your nail health.
Save The Cuticles. ✂️
Opt to push them back rather than cutting them at a nail salon. Cuticles protect the nails and skin from infection. One snip ✂️💅 can cause more than a burn, and that’s a lesson you don’t want to learn.
Did you know there’s only 1 Austin nail salon I’m aware of that matches the best disinfecting practices?
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