weather means its time for pedicure season.
a peek at your feet — ankles, toes, heels — before you
step into a pedicure chair.
Jacqueline Sutera, who practices in New York and New Jersey,
said she sees people coming in post-pedicure who might have
gotten infections or had untreated foot issues worsened by a
example, athlete’s foot can be disguised as dry skin on the
bottom of the foot, and warts as calluses.
gets a lot worse in the summertime because of sweat,"
said Sutera of athlete’s foot. A pedicure, moisture, foot
filing or a pumice stone can make it worse, she said.
don’t want to risk infecting the person who comes after you.
can spread and shouldn’t be in water touched by other
people. They can hide in files, buffers and instruments,
your legs before a pedicure is not recommended.
can get an infection from the openings, the little micro
scratches," Sutera said. "They don’t think of it
at all, and they’re like, ‘What happened to my legs? Did I
get bit by something?’"
attention to any splinters or small cuts on your foot. Ingrown
toenails don’t pair well with a pedicure either.
color of your nails may also be an issue. If you have yellow
toenails, it could be a fungal infection, and you should
consider checking with a doctor.
suggests not leaving polish on for longer than two weeks.
it off, preferably wait a day or two, and let it breathe, and
then put it back on," she said.
you are in the pedicure chair, don’t hesitate to take
charge. Sutera suggests bringing in your own tools.