Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Nail Salon How-To

A Nail Salon How-To: Preventing Fungal Infections

30 to 35 million people suffer from some kind nail fungus every year! How can you prevent infections and still have wonderfully beautiful nails/toenails?  The solution is simple enough and can be extremely cost effective if done at home or at the right salon.  Here are a few tips to get you started:

1.      Keep your nails short, dry and clean.  Eliminate the growth of fungus underneath long nails by keeping them short.  Completely dry your hands and toes after showering or washing your hands as bacteria love moist areas.

2.      Don’t trim or pick at the skin around your nails.  Any open areas on your skin, which is your primary defense against fungal invaders, leaves an opening for harmful germs and bacteria to enter your body.

3.      Choose a reputable manicure and pedicure salon.  Make sure the instruments used at the salon are sterilized or go all out and bring your own – this particular hint is highly recommended by

It’s important to remember nail fungus can spread from nail to nail, so if you’re giving manis or pedis at home or are a nail technician by trade, wash your hands after touching a nail that looks suspect. 

Also, as sad as it sounds, try to prevent covering nail fungal infections under a coat of nail polish and give up artificial nails.  Both nail polish and the use of artificial nails collect excess moisture and can exacerbate an infection.

For the best results at home, use the following items:
Nail clippers
Nail file

Our nail technicians are here seven days a week to help with any problems or concerns you might have.

“I just blow-dry my hair and put on mascara and lip gloss, and I'm ready to go. I really don't get long nails. They're so Edward Scissorhands.” ~ Kelly Clarkson

Much Love,
Debbie Schade
CEO/Special Effects Salon & Spa

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