Are you fond of professional pedicures in a salon? If you are, please be aware that poor sanitation could bring about not only colorful, nice looking toenails but also the spread of fungi, bacteria and warts. Moreover, aggressive filing and trimming can lead to infection and injury.
No, you should not give up pedicures, why should you? All you have to do is make sure you ask the salon staff about the method and frequency of disinfection of instruments. It is noted that the safest method is sterilization in an autoclave. In addition to that, you should avoid metal blades for filing calluses because there’s a possibility that too much skin can be taken off. Using a pumice is a better alternative. And those whirlpool baths? It is suggested to stay away from it, as the filters can trap bacteria.