With summer right around the corner, we're all itching to get to the salon not only to get our hair done, but also at a nail salon to get our mani's and pedi's. Before you go, please be sure to read the rest of this blog to avoid nasty bacterial infections.
Just a few weeks ago I caught the tail end of a conversation about a lady that just had her leg amputated because of an infection she got from a nail salon. Shocking right? I'm not too sure of the details of this exact case, but when doing my research I did find some interesting information.
As much as we love those massage chair's with the foot baths connected, those are the most dangerous! These types of pedicure stations are much harder to clean. Bacteria is prone to live in those types of pedicure stations. It's much more sanitary to use the plain foot baths that you can clean and wash out in a sink.
Here are some tips to help you protect yourself during your next pedicure:
1. Request new implements prior to your service.
Did you know that each customer is supposed to get a brand new file and buffer for your services? I know, shocking right! As customers we don't know that, but nail technicians should never use the same file or buffer on more than 1 customer. Always ask for clean instruments and new files. There is so much bacteria that can live on those files!
2. Don't shave before you pedicure!
I know it sounds weird, but you shouldn't shave before getting a pedicure. By doing so, you're prone to have bacteria enter the skin through the little cuts on the skin, so save the shaving until after the pedicure.
It's very important to be very careful and proactive when you go to a nail salon to get your nails done.