Warmer weather can be called the open-toed shoe season or pedicure season. Frequent pedicures and manicures are a summer staple. But you need to be vigilant and keep an eye out for any sub-standard practices in nail care that can compromise your health.
Bad practices in nail care can easily lead to damaged nails and other serious health risks such as fungal infections. To avoid infections, you must avoid any places that keep dirty pedicure stations and dirty tools.
Certain practices can damage your nails and expose you to unnecessary risk of infections. Avoid any nail shops that use a coarse grit file or re-use the same file on multiple clients. Also watch out for places that file back and forth instead of from the outside corners in towards the center or file on top of the nails. This can be very damaging to your natural nails.
Many manicurists will cut your cuticles to save time. This should never be done as cuticles are meant to be there to keep bacteria from entering your body. Instead, your manicurist should use a cuticle remover to soften them, and then gently push them back.
It’s easy to find a nail shop for your mani/pedi that charges a super low price. But when it comes to keeping your nails and feet healthy, low price should never be your first consideration.
At Spring Mist Spa, we are nail care experts. We employ the highest standards and practices in hygiene and nail care to ensure your nails stay healthy and strong. We use pipe-less pedicure stations that are cleaned and disinfected with hospital-grade disinfectant between every client. We also specialize in pedicures for diabetic feet, using specific methods and protocols to care for diabetic feet.
Sarah is a beauty expert and the Owner of Spring Mist Spa in Milton. She can be reached by email at email@example.com.