Women love to get pedicures and manicures for lots of different reasons. Perhaps they are celebrating an anniversary or other special occasion and they want their nails to look their best. They may even get their nails done to look good on vacation or at a business gathering. Does this sound like what you need? If so, there are some things you should know first.

If you are thinking about getting a pedicure and/or manicure, you need to understand the risks involved. After all, these are not 100% safe procedures just because a professional at a nail salon does them for you. If a pedicure or manicure is done improperly, it may cause you to contract a disease or some other health condition.

To help prevent this from happening, below are the top 4 safety tips that you can follow.

 

1) Don’t Shave Your Legs Beforehand

Women love to shave their legs regularly. But you need to understand that shaving causes microscopic tears to the skin. You may not see these tears, but they make your skin susceptible to bacteria, fungi, or viruses. This will result in a skin infection which causes symptoms like inflammation, redness, swelling, and pain. Whenever you get a pedicure, the nail technician will likely give you a footbath. These types of baths are known for having bacteria growing in them, especially in the water. If the bacteria were to make contact with micro sores on your skin, then you’ll get an infection. Therefore, do not shave within 24 hours of your next pedicure.

 

Manicure & Pedicure Safety Tips

2) Don’t Get Manicures Too Often

Manicures involve placing chemicals and foreign substances on your nails, such as gel or acrylic. When these substances are removed from the nails, they cause the nail plates to weaken and thin out. That is why you cannot get manicures too often because they will destroy your nails. It is recommended that you wait at least one month between manicures. This will give your nails time to heal properly.

 

3) Give the Technician Your Own Tools

If you have a weak immune system or you’re worried about transferring disease to someone else, it is better that you let the nail technician use your own tools when they give you a manicure or pedicure. Sharing tools used on other people may increase the risk of you developing a disease or passing one onto someone else.

 

4) Educate Yourself

If you’ve never been to a nail salon before and you’ve never gotten a manicure or pedicure, then ask the nail salon to teach you about the procedure. Understand what each service entails and how it is applied. Then you can decide if it’s truly right for you.

Now that you know how to safely get a manicure and pedicure, schedule your nail appointment at Boudoir today!

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