Disinfection of manicure instruments in solution
In manicure, the main thing is not only the end result, but also our safety during the whole process. Therefore, today I will tell you about how to properly disinfect manicure tools in solution.
Disinfection of instruments is the first thing to pay attention to. Disinfection is a set of measures aimed at preventing the spread of pathogens of viral and bacterial diseases. When working with manicure tools, a disinfectant solution is used, which is the result of mixing water and disinfectant.
In order to choose the most suitable disinfectant concentrate, you need to focus on certain points:
- Stability. First of all, for the transportation of the product and its storage. So that the product does not delaminate, so that you can transport it, transport it, and, of course, use it for a sufficiently long time.
- Low toxicity. To ensure that in the process of working with this disinfector you do not harm your health.
- Wide spectrum of action. This is perhaps the most important point, since a single-component solution will not be enough for high-quality disinfection, because viruses and bacteria mutate, all diseases become resistant to antibiotics and disinfectants, so at the moment only multicomponent formulations should be preferred.
Any disinfectants that you purchase always come with instructions, which should be carefully read. Never dilute the solution according to the principle “and my friend said three caps per liter of water”, etc. Even if you do not have a printed manual, you can always download it from the Internet for study.
After working with the client, we must definitely carry out the stage of disinfection of instruments. It is not necessary to rinse the instruments with running water before placing them in the disinfector. First, this is immediately the dilution of the disinfectant, and the immersion of our instrument in the solution.
In order to prepare the solution, we can use the formula proposed in the following photo:
In order for the solution to be correct, we again turn to the instructions, select the viral etymology in the table, see what concentration we need for disinfection, and the immersion time of our instrument.
For disinfection, we need about a liter of liquid. The calculation is carried out for one liter of a ready-made working solution. That is, this is not a liter of water and plus a concentrate, but a container of ingredients already mixed together. This means that if 5 ml of a disinfectant is needed per 1 liter of solution, then we must use 995 ml of water and 5 ml of the agent in order to get the total amount of liquid we need. With the formula above, you can never go wrong.
Add concentrate to water and stir lightly. Tools must be placed in the solution in the open form. The amount of working solution should be such that the liquid level is at least 1 cm above all the instruments laid.
The container in which your tools will lie must be with a lid, so that harmful fumes do not evaporate, and you, accordingly, do not breathe them.
We maintain the tools in the solution for the amount of time indicated in the instructions. It is also often indicated in the instructions that with any changes (precipitation, color change, cloudiness), you must change your solution. Therefore, it is generally recommended to lay cutting tools first, and only then cutters for hardware manicure, since, having laid them first, the solution will become cloudy in any case, since there is a fairly large amount of dust, skin flakes, undissolved varnish, etc. on the cutters.
After the stage of disinfection of instruments in solution, pre-sterilization cleaning should be carried out, during which all possible remaining biological materials are removed from the instruments using a brush and napkins. This is to ensure that we do not ship instruments with blood or skin particles from a previous person on whom the instrument was used.
Voila, your instrument is ready to be sterilized. :) I hope my information was useful for you. And how to sterilize manicure tools at home, I told in previous articles . Be healthy and beautiful! :)