13 Things To Watch Out For At The Nail Salon.
Nail polishes contain dangerous chemicals that can damage your nails.
They can also cause an allergic reaction or asthma! To avoid this you should change your nail polish every three to four weeks and take a break every six to eight months. A nail takes 105 days to grow out, so that's how long your break should be for.
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Never shave your legs right before getting a pedicure.
Every time you shave, the razor leaves microtears in your skin. Bacteria can get inside of these microtears, which can lead to a serious infection. “You can literally end up in a hospital,” Sutera says. She suggests waiting at least two days to get a pedicure after shaving your legs.
If you have a compromised immune system you should stay away from nail salons if you want to avoid an infection.
“People who have compromised immune systems, such as diabetics, people with HIV, the elderly or anyone with vascular disease or circulation problems, are more at risk,” Sutera says.
Avoid using the UV lamps to dry your nails.
Ultraviolet is dangerous to your skin and it could even leave burns on you. Doctors suggest avoiding them altogether. You could also look for a salon that uses LED lamps instead of UV.
Stay away from the hot for baths.
These baths can actually cause your feet to become extremely dry, which leads to cracks in your feet. It's important to use a moisturizing lotion on your feet to improve the health of your skin.
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