There are several speculations online about pedicures being hazardous to health. Ever since these articles emerged in publications of good repute, even regular spa and salon visitors started to wonder if their pedicures would harm them. Pedicures don’t harm clients but the salon conditions can.
Pedicures are actually good for you. They remove dead skin cells, bacteria, fungus, and other such problems, and will also keep your feet healthy and moisturized. Here’s a list of 10 things you should know about a pedicure.
#1. Diabetes and Pedicure
Diabetics need to be careful to avoid any kind of injury to the feet and legs. Such injuries can actually lead to serious infections and problems with healing. In general, if you’re a diabetic and want to get a pedicure, you should definitely avoid a regular salon. You can consult with your doctor about diabetic foot care. There are several online resources about nail care and cleaning for diabetics as well.
#2. Sterilized Foot Baths Still Contain Bacteria
Salons and spas need to be meticulous when it comes to hygiene. but even sterilized foot baths do contain bacteria. This can be avoided if your spa has modern pedicure chairs with pipeless foot baths. These are generally more hygienic and aren’t likely to cause infections. Even with pipeless foot baths or individual baths, you need to check whether the spa thoroughly sanitizes the pedicure equipment for each client.
#3. No Pedicures for Wounded Feet
If your feet are wounded, even if it’s a small cut, you’re better off avoiding spa pedicure chairs for a while. Your feet should be completely healed before you get a pedicure otherwise you risk infection. Even small cuts can invite bacteria into your body. It’s also a good idea to wait for two days after you shave your legs before you have a pedicure. Even small cuts from shaving can cause infection.
#4. Callous Shavers Might Just Be Illegal
Callous shavers, as they name implies, shave off the calluses. While that might seem like a good idea at first, it can lead to cuts and infection as well. These shavers can cut skin and if they do, bacteria are always willing to take the invitation.
#5. Drying Between the Toes is Essential
Not many people do this, whether after the pedicure or after taking a bath. Most people allow water to linger between their toes and that can lead to infections and fungus. Be sure that your pedicurist actually dries the skin between the toes as well.
#6. Personal Pedicure Tools Might Not Be Safer
There are several people online who recommend that you take you own pedicure tools like a nail files, etc. Salons are legally obligated to clean all of the pedicure equipment, including their pedicure chairs thoroughly. They use UV lights and proven certified methods to ensure that any and all germs are eliminated. You might not be as diligent.
#7. Getting a Pedicure in the Winter is a Pain
You feet are exposed to the chilly air. You might think that you can just wear boots but you need to wait 8 to 12 hours before you bring socks or shoes near your bare feet.
#8. Nail Files Need to Be New
Most people don’t realize it, but nail fails actually need to be new for every client. They might not cut into your skin, but if a technician files too closely, it can cause a cut and therefore risk infection.
If you have any questions about pedicure, pedicure chairs, and equipment, you’re free to contact us at Pedi Source. Just give us a call at 1855 429 PEDI. You can also email one of these two email address with your questions and contact details: info@Pedisource.com and James@Pedisource.com.