When you have a nail infection, it is extra important to be cautious of what you put near your nails. Whether you are treating them or not, it is still critical to make sure that you are following a hygienic routine. A part of this hygienic routine is disinfecting your nail instruments. Below are just a few ways that you can disinfect your nail instruments.
- Hot Water and Rubbing Alcohol. The first thing you will want to do is boil water and place the water in a bowl along with some dish soap, and place the clippers in the bowl for about 5 minutes. You should then use a toothbrush to scrub off any of the remaining bacteria. Grab a paper towel and soak it in rubbing alcohol, then use this paper towel to wipe down the clippers. Lastly, you should just dry the clippers with another paper towel or regular towel.
- Bleach. Bleach is also a great disinfectant period. We suggest to soak the tools in bleach after each use.
- Barbicide. Barbicide is a solution that barbers use to sanitize their instruments such as scissors, hair clippers, razors, etc. This helps tackle any bacterias or funguses. Similarly, you may use this product to disinfect nail clippers and other nail instruments.
- Hospital-Grade Disinfectant. This has been used in nail salons in many states as a way to disinfect nail instruments. Each type varies so it is important to read the direction on the bottles for how long it should be soaked.
- UV lights. Getting a UV light is a great asset in the case of instrument disinfection. After only 45 minutes of UV exposure the microbes are killed as well as any reproductive pathogens.