The Doctors: The Waterless Pedicure
Iesha from the Paint Shop in Beverley Hills came on The Doctors TV Show to demonstrate how to do a Waterless Pedicure. The advantage of doing a Waterless Pedicure over a regular pedicure is that it eliminates the possibility of transferring fungus from one client to the next. Normally, during a pedicure, you soak your feet in a tub of water. Even if the tub is cleaned well between clients, if one client has a fungus on their feet, then when the water is drained out, the fungus goes down into the pipes. So, even if the tub is disinfected well, as soon as the water is turned on to fill up the tub again, the fungus that is now in the water pipes returns to the water basin. Yuck! I personally enjoy doing my own pedicures, because that way I do not have to worry about fungus or any other problems that can cause your nails to discolor or even fall off. One of my favorite DIY Pedicure Tools is the Bario Electric Callus Remover, which costs the same thing as a couple of pedicures but you can use it forever!
The Doctors: How to Do a Waterless Pedicure:
Iesha said that at The Paint Shop the following steps are performed in a Waterless Pedicure:
1. Make sure all of the tools are in a sealed and sterile pouch before the pedicurist begins
2. Clip the toenails and do general nail maintenance
3. Take a nail file out of the sterile pouch and file the nails
4. Spray a sanitizer on the foot and wrap it in a hot towel
5. Place the foot wrapped in a hot towel inside of a plastic bag. This helps to moisturize the foot and has the same effect as soaking a foot in a tub of water. However, this approach is environmentally better since you do not waste water and it is more sanitary, which is a major plus in my book!
6. After 5-10 minutes, your foot is unwrapped and massaged
Have you had a Waterless Pedicure? Tell us about it!