A pedicure is a fantastic extravagance for tired feet. At the wrong pedicure salon, on the other hand, you could come away with nail fungus, ringworm or even a serious leg infection. To stay away from turning your extravagance into a nightmare, be awake of some safety guidelines when choosing a pedicure salon. Read on to find out when to relax and when to run.
Sign 1: Wear Protection
Wear a mask to keep away from inhaling detrimental chemicals if you get acrylics. The pedicure specialist should be wearing one, too.
Sign 2: Jet baths are a bad thing
Keep away from spa chairs with jet baths. Salons should change the water filters after every use, but unfortunately that hardly ever happens. And due to this used water gets circulated through the system again and again. Therefore, look for ceramic or stainless steel basins without a spa chair or ask the salon to change the water filter in front of you before you soak.
Sign 3: Check out the pedicure tools
If possible, carry your own tools (e.g. file, buffer, toe separator) to be 100% safe. Or, ensure disposable items come fresh out of a sealed package every time.
Sign 4: Sterilize
Pedicure tools sterilized in a UV light sanitizer must be laid flat and exposed to the light for 25 minutes. Check to see if the machine has a timer or is being monitored.
Sign 5: And sterilize again
Find salons that use an autoclave, which is a pressurized sterilizing system the one you see in the dentist’s office.
Sign 6: When all else fails
Trust your instincts. If anything appears off, talk to salon or walk out the door.