How To Disinfect Manicure / Pedicure Tools

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How To Disinfect Manicure / Pedicure Tools
How To Disinfect Manicure / Pedicure Tools

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After work, manicure and pedicure instruments inevitably leave not only skin particles, dirt, grease or residues of consumables, but also bacteria that can lead to infection. We learn to get rid of them quickly and efficiently.

How to disinfect manicure / pedicure tools
How to disinfect manicure / pedicure tools

Preparatory stage

Before carrying out the disinfection procedure itself, the instruments must be pre-cleaned. All metal or plastic tools should be thoroughly rinsed with warm water and detergent to remove visible dirt. Abrasives and wood sticks should be cleaned and sanded.

Oven disinfection

This type of disinfection is only suitable for metal instruments without any fusible surfaces. In professional manicure and beauty salons, they use a hot oven for this, where it heats up to 300-500 degrees, but the procedure can be carried out at home using a conventional oven. Of course, in this case, the temperature of the impact on the instruments will be lower, however, it is quite enough to kill bacteria on the surface.

So, preheat the oven to the maximum temperature and place the disinfection tools there. Arrange them on a baking sheet so that they do not overlap or touch each other. The disinfection time in the oven is 15-20 minutes, this is quite enough to kill bacteria. To comply with the conditions of sterility, remove the instruments from the baking sheet with special metal tongs and immediately place them in a sterile plastic bag with an airtight seal.

Disinfection in boiling water

An ancient method of sterilization, which was used by doctors even before the invention of modern disinfectant solutions and equipment, is boiling. All harmful microorganisms die under the influence of high temperature in boiling water. The disadvantage of this method is its relative impracticality - not every metal instrument is able to live long enough and retain its functional properties if it is constantly boiled in water. Scissors become dull and close less well, forceps become bent, and smaller instruments may become unusable altogether. However, if you urgently need to disinfect the instrument, and there is no oven at hand, boiling is what will help you out.

The technique is pretty simple. Pre-prepared tools are placed in boiling water with a key and kept for 15 minutes. With metal sterile forceps, they should be removed and put to dry on sterile paper towels, and then also placed in a sealed bag with a flap.

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