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 experience in the healthcare market, Virox ProBeauty now offers Rejuvenate Disinfectant 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.
The importance of SPA SANITATION
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.