Create Your Account

Style

Does polish (or the polish brush) get contaminated after use on a nail infection?

September 11, 2007 | Bookmark +

Does polish (or the polish brush) get contaminated after use on a nail infection, allowing the infection to spread to other people if the same polish is used? I thought I read somewhere that the ingredients in nail polish kill bacteria.

Answer

Nail professionals are licensed to work only on healthy nails and intact skin. It is beyond the scope of the professional nail license to work on an infected nail. Applying nail polish on top of an infected nail could be reason enough for a nail professional to lose her license. This could also be considered as negligence, should a legal dispute arise. In short, never provide services on an infected nail plate.

Although it’s true that infectious organisms will not thrive and grow in nail polish, this is only true when nail polish is applied to normal, healthy nail plates. It’s not true for infected nail plates! Any brush or nail file coming in contact with an infected nail should be immediately discarded to prevent transmission of the infection to other clients. If contact with an active nail infection were to occur accidentally, the nail polish should be discarded. — Doug Schoon is CND’s chief scientific advisor.

We respect your data and privacy.
By clicking the submit button below, you are agreeing with Bobit Business Media’s Privacy Policy and this outlined level of consent.

Bookmark +

How Do I Learn Nail Art If No One Is Available to Teach Me?

I am an apprentice in a natural nail salon. Sometimes I get requests for nail art. I would love to learn how to do different nail designs, but I am a beginner. I live in Virginia and there are never nail seminars or lectures or even hands-on classes here. Do you have any suggestions on learning nail art designs when there is no one in my area to teach it? Watching videos is good but sometimes you just need hands-on.

Load More
a Bobit media brand

Create your free Bobit Connect account to bookmark content.

The secure and easy all-access connection to your content.
Bookmarked content can then be accessed anytime on all of your logged in devices!

Create Account