It seems that COVID-19, this new pandemic that has completely changed the world, is here to stay. But, although the situation has affected us all and has changed our habits, that doesn't mean we have to neglect the beauty and health of our bodies, starting with our feet! Therefore, from Onna Therapy we offer you a step by step tutorial to make a spectacular pedicure in spite of the coronavirus.
We are sure you will be able to get a spectacular pedicure despite the coronavirus.
However, it is true that in these times you have to be extremely hygienic, and take all the necessary precautions to avoid contagion. To this end, beauty centres have implemented a series of measures to adaptto the COVID-19 protocol. And, so that you are aware of all the measures to be taken, below we explain the basic points of the new regulations. Read on!
The COVID-19 regulations and prevention protocols in beauty salonsIt is important for employees to wear face masks and other protective equipment
Although beauty centres have always been known for maintaining a high level of hygiene in their premises and treatments, to prevent the spread of the virus, precautions must be taken. Fortunately, current regulations favour the latter, as they stipulate that both floors and walls must be made of materials that facilitate disinfection. However, there is much more to be done to ensure the health of customers and employees.
What the site should consider
To begin with, the centre should ensure that all standards are met and that protective equipment such as gloves, masks, etc.It will also be important to take the client's temperature to check for abnormalities, and to watch carefully for any symptoms. If this is the case, it will not be possible to attend to the client. On the other hand, if they do not show any symptoms, we can attend to them, and the staff must indicate all the measures they are going to take. In this way, we ensure that the client feels safe and has confidence in our centre. The ideal would be to have an information leaflet with all the protocols that are going to be carried out.
In addition, as is done in other premises, it is important that there is safety distance between employees. So shifts should be staggered to avoid crowding in the workplace. And, if any of the employees belong to an at-risk group, it would be advisable to delay their arrival to ensure their safety.
Safety distance between employees
Finally, clothing is also an important factor, and it is recommended that work clothes are not the same as street clothes. In addition, they should have a disposable, single-use protective gown. It is even advisable to change from street shoes to workplace shoes. And, of course, employees should wash their hands regularly with sanitiser and change their safety equipment with every customer.
What the customer needs to be aware of
First of all, the most important thing for customers to know is that they have to make an appointment! Under the new regulations, centres will only be able to attend by appointment to avoid crowds and to have each workspace properly prepared. That said, clients will have to be punctual, and if it can be avoided, it is better if they are unaccompanied. The fewer people in the centre, the safer it will be for everyone!
The less people in the centre, the safer it will be for everyone!
Another element to bear in mind is to forget about magazines. It's better not to touch anything! When it's your turn, put your coat, bag or other accessories in an individual bag. Finally, if the client does not bring their own safety equipment, the centre can provide it, and will make sure to maintain a distance of two metres between client and client.
Pedicura step-by-step in the new coronavirus situation
To start with, soak your feet in a bath of warm water
Now that you know the basic steps to take when giving a pedicure with the measures against the coronavirus, Onna Therapy will explain how to do it.
First of all, you need to fill a bath with warm water to put your feet in for five or ten minutes. And in addition to the warm water, we can use foot care products such as our bath salts or soaps to create foam. With these, we achieve a relaxing and nourishing effect for the feet.
Care for nails and cuticles
Once outside, you need to sanitise your feet. To do this, it's important to use an antiseptic that not only kills bacteria, but also eliminates any possible odour. Luckily, our Hygienic Rain antiseptic sanitising spray is ideal for this task. Thanks to its combination of potassium and vitamins A and C, it stimulates and relaxes the feet and tones the skin. During this process, the foot should also be closely monitored for complications such as fungus, calluses, etc.
After this step, it's time to take care of the nails. The nails must be trimmed to the desired length and shape. However, before this step, we must not forget to remove all the nail polish that may be present with a good nail polish remover.
After this step, it's time to take care of the nails.
As soon as the nails have the shape we were looking for, focus on the cuticles. Ideally, you should have a cuticle remover to help you remove cuticles. In addition, we should do this with the help of an orange stick or other specialised tool. After removing them, we will focus on the hardness of the heels and pads. With a file, we will remove calluses and dry skin.
With a file, we will remove calluses and dry skin.
Exfoliation and hydration
Our Lime Shake scrub is perfect for removing dead skin cells leaving a fresh feeling with a natural scent you won't forget.
One of the favourite moments of the pedicure is here, the exfoliation. In other words, the massage! We must apply the exfoliating cream with circular movements. Afterwards, we will remove the remaining product with the warm water bath that we created earlier. And for an unforgettable experience, we recommend Lime Shake foot scrub by Onna Therapy. Its natural scent makes you want to eat it, and its ingredients are perfect for combating calluses on your feet. It is also an ideal exfoliator for dry feet.
Last but not least, don't neglect moisturising your skin.
And for this, creams for dry, cracked or tired feet are the solution.
Banana Repair by Onna Therapy
If you are dealing with cracked heels or feet, the Onna Therapy Banana Repair Heel Cream
If you are dealing with cracked heels or feet, Onna Therapy Banana Repair Heel Cream
Its citrus scent invades the senses and provides a complete feeling of relaxation, and its ingredients tone and moisturise the skin to leave it feeling like new. These products should be applied with a massage from the knee to the tip of the foot. Once applied, wrap the foot in a warm towel for about five minutes so that the product reaches all layers of the skin. And that's it! We have achieved a perfect pedicure in times of coronavirus.
Mandarin Ice Cream
If you want to know more about our safety measures, or about Onna Therapy's pedicure products, contact us and we will be happy to advise you. We are waiting for you!