in the spa and beauty industry today, mostly because of the trend in products that are ethically sourced and made without any toxic ingredients. But the word has always been associated with spas and their overall environment and condition. A spa must not only look clean and tidy but equipment, work- spaces, and tools used in the spa should also be properly sanitized every day. When it comes to the health and safety of spa-goers, there’s no such thing as cutting corners on proper sanitation to save time, money, or effort. Cleanliness is not only essential to keeping clients and staff safe while at the spa but it’s also important to the reputation of the business. The Ulti- mate Guide to Spa Sanitation presented by Virox ProBeauty, creators of Reju- venate Disinfectants, outlines what needs to be disinfected, how to do it, and provides tips to ensure spas offer the cleanest and healthiest environment for their clients and staff—and passes any state inspections to continue to run a successful business. Virox ProBeauty is the creator of patented Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®-based disinfectant cleaner products specifically designed for the professional beauty market. With a successful background and experi- ence in the healthcare market, Virox ProBeauty now offers Rejuvenate Dis- infectant Cleaner products formulated specifically for spa surfaces, foot baths, and tools. Rejuvenate disinfectants are EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfec- tants, which are tough on germs but safer for users and the planet.
It’s important for any business to maintain a clean and healthy environment, but especially spas, as they offer services in which equipment and tools can easily transmit bacteria and viruses to clients and employees. From viruses such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, herpes, and flu to fungi like athlete’s foot and nail fungus, and bacteria that can cause skin infections, there are so many reasons why sanitation at the spa is of the utmost importance. Pathogens can spread through direct person-to-person contact, mucous membranes in the eyes and mouth, and breaks in the skin. What’s more, cross-contamination quickly spreads these germs to other items and surfaces at the spa. In addition to the negative health consequences for clients and staff, spas risk health inspector fines, a loss of reputation and social media backlash (poor ratings), and even business interruption or closure.
Your job is to care for your clients’ wellness through first-class services. But it’s equally important to care for their health and safety by keeping your spa clean. After all, an outbreak or negative review can harm your business and livelihood. Follow these guidlines for keeping your spa in tip-top shape.
Massage and facial tables, manicure stations, countertops and even warming equipment are all well-used surface areas that are easily contaminated. Dirty surfaces can transmit a number of germs between clients and workers, including bacteria that may cause skin infections, including the dreaded staph infection.
RejuvenateTM Wipes and Ready-To-Use Spray disinfect your surfaces in as little as 1 minute—a huge time-saver!
TIP! ALWAYS CLEAN AND DISINFECT YOUR SURFACES AFTER EACH CLIENT.
Every metal implement—including tweezers, extractors, nail clippers, cuticle pushers, foot files, etc.—must be properly cleaned and disinfected after each and every client. Spa tools have a higher risk of causing infection, as they can come into contact with broken skin, and can even transmit serious blood borne infections, including HIV and the hepatitis B and C viruses.
PreventionTM HLD8 achieves a high level of tool disinfection in only 8 minutes and can be reused for up to 21 days in a soaking tray.
TIP! FULLY IMMERSE YOUR TOOLS IN THE DISINFECTANT AND KEEP A LOG OF EVERY TIME YOU USE THE SOLUTION.
Both circulating and non-circulating footbaths—even basins that use a plastic liner—must be properly cleaned after every client as well as at the end of each day. Unclean footbaths can harbor bacteria, like staphylococcus, and easily spread fungus, such as athlete’s foot and onychomycosis, to clients during pedicures.
RejuvenateTM Wipes, Ready-To-Use Spray and Concentrate have excellent cleaning abilities and are gentle on footbath equipment.
TIP! KEEP THE BASIN WET WITH THE DISINFECTANT PRODUCT FOR THE REQUIRED CONTACT TIME (5-10 MINUTES) TO KILL FUNGI.