It's really awful to think that the nail salon put that chemical on my feet and that something like this could happen to any of us. You got to get a pedicure and BAM! You're out of commission for a week because you literally cannot walk! I don't think it's something you think about when you go to the nail salon but in the future I will never again let them put the callus removing solution on my feet. There's no reason that we really need to have a chemical like that on our skin – they can just scrub off what they can and that's it. I also found several articles online saying NOT to remove calluses – this makes a lot of sense. This is costing me lots of time at work and I'm not able to do things around the house like water my plants or cook food or go do things in my garden which means that my family has to pick up the slack. Not to mention it is really gross and painful. My feet are still really tender today and if I go anywhere, I will definitely have to wear socks and my soft clogs because there is no way I can wear flip flops or any other type of shoe right now.
Here are some tips for getting pedicures at the nail salon:
- Don't shave your legs less than 24 hours before going to the salon. The same goes for going to the beach and putting your legs in ocean water. I read this tip multiple places.
- Ask to see the cleaning logs for the whirlpool foot baths and visually inspect them for cleanliness.
- Don't get a pedicure if you have any type of sores or cuts on your feet.
- Ask to see the labels for each product being used on your feet. All of the salons up here use non-labeled bottles, which I am now going to refuse.
- Bring your own products if you want to make sure they are safe.
- Bring your own nail polish – many times the salons water polish down and if the polish was used on someone with infected nails, the bacteria can be in the polish bottle and be transferred to the next person.
- Ask to read the instructions for callus remover to ensure it isn't on longer than it should be. Or skip the callus remover.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really hope this post gives you some insight that will help you have a better experience at the nail salon. Have a story of your own? Tell me all about it in the comments section.