How to Make a Pedicure Last

way paint nail with spasalon.usA pedicure can make your feet look and feel splendid, but they can be costly and many of us simply don’t have the time to have regular pedicures. Hope this post will help you to make the best of a nail and hold on the results for as long as possible!!

Step :

1. Reapply a clear top coat over your polish weekly. This will maintain the colour & keep up to 4 weeks
2. You can use the rasp to gently remove hard skin from the soles of the feet. This should be done weekly after a bath.
3. Exfoliate the skin on you feet and lower legs twice a week to maintain softness and aid the removal of dull dead skin cells.
4. Massage moisturising lotion into the feet and lower legs daily. you will maintain softness and suppleness and the massage motions help to which is great for radiant, stimulate blood circulation, healthy skin and easing aches and pains.

Do’s and don’ts for healthy nails

Tips for weak or brittle fingernails

nail care spasalon.usWeak nails can be a challenge to toughen up. To protect weak or brittle fingernails and reduce the risk of splitting or breaking:

Don’t Keep your nails long. Long nails are more likely to split or break.
Use product care nails. Apply moisturizer to your fingernails and cuticles several times throughout the day and before bed. Consider wearing cotton gloves while you sleep, to help seal in the moisture.

Limit use of nail polish remover. Don’t use nail polish remover more than once a week. When you do need to use nail polish remover, choose the acetone-free variety. It will make your nail become dries.

Ask your doctor about biotin supplements or nail salon. Changing your diet or taking daily multivitamins isn’t likely to strengthen your nails. However, some research suggests that the nutritional supplement biotin might help strengthen weak or brittle fingernails.
A note about manicures and pedicures

If you rely on manicures or pedicures for healthy looking nails. Stick to salons that display a current state license, and work only with technicians also licensed by the state board. Don’t have your cuticles removed — it can lead to nail infection. Another, make sure your nail technician properly sterilizes all tools used when care your nail. Various infections can spread through the use of unsterilized tools. You might also ask how the foot baths are cleaned. Ideally, a bleach solution is used between clients and the filters are cleaned regularly.

It’s easy to neglect your nails — but there’s much you can do to keep your fingernails healthy and strong. Start with basic nail care or use service from nail salon.

Pedicure Infections

spasalon.us nail spaPedicure infections are surprisingly very easy to pick up, if proper disinfection guidelines are not followed. Usually occurring in salons and spas that cater to numerous individuals, pedicure infections have been known to get as serious as amputations and even death. The major problem lies in not so much the cleanliness of the pedicure spas as many would assume, but in the necessary disinfectant guidelines.

Most pedicure-related infections have been linked to contaminated footbaths used in the pedicures. When pedicure spa chairs aren’t cleaned and disinfected properly, hair and skin can gather in the tub basin; and bacteria can grow to unusually high levels. The traditional pedicure spas use circulation systems that trap the bacteria in pipes of pedicure spa chairs. The modern pedicure spa chairs are equipped with a new system, called pipeless whirlpool, which doesn’t keep contaminated water and bacteria in the pedicure spa chairs.

One pedicure infection that can result is called atypical mycobacterium, which is often misdiagnosed and treated as a common staph infection of the skin. The first symptom is usually a pimple that becomes larger, like an infected cyst or furuncle. To treat the infection successfully, a culture must be taken to look specifically for the mycobacterium organism. This can require several weeks to complete, with the appropriate treatment being multiple rounds of antibiotics lasting up to several months.

What is staph infection? How do people get staph infections through pedicures? Staph is the shortened name for staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. These bacteria can live harmlessly on many skin surfaces. When the skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection. Staph infections normally cause a red, swollen, and painful area on the skin. Other symptoms include: a skin abscess, fever, and warmth around the infected area.

In other types of infections such as in the case of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) infections, it will start with a small red bump and would grow by accumulating pus inside. It can be very painful and would extend deep in to the tissues as well. At the same time, it is possible for these persons to develop fever and rashes along with a MRSA pedicure infection. This bacterium is extremely difficult to treat in humans since it is very resilient to antibiotics including the penicillins and as the name suggests namely Methicillin and oxacillin. This bacterium has normally cause outbreaks in hospitals and health care settings since it’s so hard to treat and very easy to transmit from patient to patient . Recently though, it has been found causing outbreaks outside of hospitals and clinics and in communities amongst healthier people like in salons and spas (CA-MSRA or Community Associated MSRA).

Toenail infections can also lead to a nail fungus. A nail fungus or a fungal infection of the nail is the most common type of the disease that you can get in and around your nails.

The signs of a nail fungus are usually a yellow, discolored, thickened nail and for most people it is just a cosmetic issue. However, for a select few, for those people who do not have an intact immune system or people who do not have good sensation in their feet, it can cause some pain and can be a health problem if not treated.

According to United States Environmental Protected Agency, regular cleaning is just not enough to avoid pedicure infections as serious germs can with standard ordinary cleaners. To avoid harmful bacteria from building to high levels, disinfection is necessary. To kill harmful bacteria, viruses and fungus, the cleaning agent used must an EPA registered hospital or medical grade bactericide, viricide and fungicide.