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NEVER Visit a Salon Until You Read This

Amelia went to a nail salon to make her toes look nice.

But she left with a serious infection—and lost some toes instead!

And Amelia isn’t the only one.

Countless women are experiencing serious infections after coming from a nail salon.

But you don’t have to be one of them.  Read on to see the best ways to keep yourself and the people you love safe.

Nail salons try to make themselves look as pristine as possible:  gloves, face masks, and rubbing alcohol.

But just because they appear clean, doesn’t mean they are.

In fact, they could be even worse than you imagined…

In a recent study from the Rutgers School of Public Health, researchers surveyed 90 consistent clients of nails salons.  Out of those clients, 10% reported developing a fungal infection after a salon visit while a whopping 42% claimed they developed skin issues after their nail salon appointments.

Which is not really a surprise, considering there’s a list of the “top 5 infections” you can get a from a nail salon, including:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Warts
  • Swine flu
  • MRSA
  • Mycobacterium fotuitum (toe boils)

These are some nasty infections.  Luckily, there are several ways to ensure your safety in a nail salon.

For example, it might seem contrary to what you think, but it’s actually best NOT to shave your legs before getting a pedicure. You could end up with a cut that could be easily infected. 

You can also request that your nail technician not use a sharp blade to cut calluses, as those can be highly dangerous, especially if they were not well-cleaned.

Let your nails dry naturally!  Yes, it might take a bit longer, but UV rays aren’t good for your skin.

Finally, you can find your state’s cosmetology board online and see if your salon is licensed.

A little extra thought in your nail routine can make a big difference.