When you walk out of a nail salon after a relaxing manicure or pedicure, beautiful nails may not be the only things you leave with. If you pick the wrong salon, you could come home with fungus, bacteria, infections, and other unattractive and uncomfortable problems.
Nail salons here in Florida and almost every other state must follow strict regulations in order to keep their license to operate. These rules were not put in place because officials were worried that a nail tech would apply the wrong color polish.
The Problem With Nail Salons and Fungus
Unless a salon and its staff adhere to rigorous sanitary and hygiene policies and practices, it can become a busy breeding ground for all sorts of highly contagious and easily transferred ailments. With hundreds of pairs of bare hands and feet in close quarters every day, sharing equipment and facilities while all being handled by the same few technicians, it’s not hard to understand why. The good news is that you don’t need to give up your manicure/pedicure and can keep your nails looking on point just by taking a few precautions before sitting in the chair.
The sheer volume of people who visit nail salons each day means that some of these people may unknowingly bring nail fungus and bacteria into the salon. Those folks sit in the same chairs you do and get treated with the same brushes, basins, towels, and tools, all of which the salon will use over and over and over again.
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