Is pedicure safety really something you need to be aware of?
Because if you don’t watch it, you can walk away with an infection.
Granted, the company doing your pedicure should be aware of all possible injuries that could occur at any time. However, not every company acts responsibly. So, you need to take proper precaution so nothing bad happens to you.
And in some cases, the responsibility does fall on you.
Here’s what to watch out for:
Shaving actually creates many microscopic cuts in your legs. Bacteria, viruses, and just about any harmful organism you can imagine can get in your body through these cuts. Plus, imagine how many of those float around the place where you get your pedicure, even if they do practice good hygiene.
Shave your legs after your pedicure instead.
Bacteria and fungus love to catch free rides on all the various pedicure utensils available. But, bringing your own utensils almost completely eliminates their ability to do that.
Even the most hygiene-conscious salons sometimes forget to switch the utensils between customers. Employees miscommunicate. Mistakes happen.
When you enter the bathroom, look it over with a critical eye. If you notice an unusually filthy bathroom, you can accurately guess what the rest of the hygiene of that salon will be like.
If the bathroom’s dirty, consider pointing it out and politely excusing yourself from your appointment.
Make sure they don’t cut your cuticles. That can be another easy point of entry for germs and bacteria.
When dead skin gets removed from your feet, make sure the technician uses a pumice stone or foot file. Some may try to use a razor. Don’t let them do that. Again, it can cause cuts that allow germs in, and it could also result in permanent damage to your skin.
You are prone to fungal infections or have brittle nails. They can lead to you getting more infections. If you have healthy nails, artificial ones can be worn. Just make sure you give your nails a break from them once in a while.
Don’t Panic! Most Pedicures and Salons Are Safe
At the end of the day, we don’t want you to obsess about what could happen the next time you get a pedicure. View these tips like wearing a seatbelt when you get in your car.
You probably won’t get into an accident. But you take certain safety precautions to protect yourself.