Sandal season is here, which means showing off your feet everywhere you go. You want supple skin and beautiful nails, but you also want to keep your feet problem-free. A healthy pedicure may be just what you need. Since April is Foot Health Awareness month, it’s the perfect time to look for the right salon. You’ve probably heard that nail salons are unsanitary and an easy place to develop an infection. While this can be true, if you find a reputable pedicurist, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Search for a salon that adheres to strict cleaning standards. The soak bowls should be scrubbed and sanitized between every client. Tools should be cleaned using hospital-grade cleaners after every use. You may still want to bring your own so that you can clean them yourself and be sure only your own bacteria have come into contact with the tools. The technicians also need to be properly licensed so you know that they really understand how to take care of your feet.
A few salons may offer to cut away calluses—don’t let them. This could damage your skin and increase your risk for infections. Remind your technician not to clip your cuticles, either, since they also help guard your toes against bacteria and fungi. Don’t shave before you go to your appointment. Razors can knick and scrape away the top layer of skin, allowing the products used at the salon to irritate your legs.
A healthy pedicure can feel great, look nice, and be good for the overall health of your feet. It cleans away the built-up dead skin as well as helps keep your nails strong and properly trimmed. Contact Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona in Chandler and Gilbert for more information about getting your feet ready for the sandal seasons. You can request an appointment for any issues in your lower limbs. Call, fax, or fill out our online contact form to reach us: call 480) 963-9000 and fax (480) 963-0375 for the Chandler office; call (480) 981-1800 and fax (480) 981-0229 for our Gilbert location.
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