Whether its a sniffle, head cold, or full-on influenza, there are simple everyday things we do for our clients to prevent the spread of germs here at Viriditas.
Here in our skin care clinic, the primary thing is to WASH YOUR HANDS. Frequently! Studies show this is the most efficient means of preventing the spread of germs. We wash our hands between every single client, and use a disposable paper towel to dry. Reusable towels are clearly better for the environment, but they spread germs! We compromise by using towels made from recycled paper. Did I mention that we also recycle?
Don’t touch door handles! Door handles are the crossroads for who knows how many nasty virulent buggies! Remember that recycled paper towel? We wash just before we enter the treatment room, then use the towel to open the door, then discard. That’s also the best way to open doors in public restrooms. Just sayin…
We use Essential Oils. A Lot! We keep a small aromatherapy warmer in the reception area, and we cycle different antimicrobial oils including ravensara, eucalyptus, thyme, lemon, lavender, rosemary and pine. Did you know it only takes 7 molecules of an essential oil to have a physiologic effect (like destroying germs!), but it takes 40 molecules for your nose to detect it? A few drops goes a long way! The next time you visit, take a deep breath, and see if you can pick out which oil is in the warmer today. Either way, they will help keep you healthy., and boy do they smell good…
We use fresh clean sheets, towels and wraps for every client. EVERY CLIENT. We have our sheets and towels professionally laundered, so they are washed and bleached in hot water, preventing the spread of germs. You can be confident that we never, ever reuse. That would be just nasty!
In between clients, all work surfaces are wiped down with hospital grade disinfectant wipes, and sprayed with environmentally safe sanitizing solution. Again, we choose environmentally friendly products like Seventh Generation, Cleanwell and Puregreen 24.
All tools we use on our clients including bowls, brushes and tweezers are hand washed in hot soapy water, wiped clean, then sprayed with disinfectant. Tweezers and metal implements are further sanitized in a steam cabinet. We store all clean towels, sheets and wipes in closed cabinets with dry sanitizers. Brushes are soaked in a hospital grade disinfectant solution, and frequently replaced. Our hot towel cabinets use ultraviolet light to minimize bacterial growth. We clean our steamer units and HydraFacial device regularly as well.
At the front desk, you may notice a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Feel free to indulge! We recommend using a little after using pens. Office tools like pens, phones, computer mice, and keyboards harbor lots of unfriendlies, so take a moment to keep yourself safe.
We also ask clients and staff to STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!!! Nobody actually enjoys being ill, so as much as we love to see our clients and visit, please don’t share your germs! Just give us a call and let us know, and we will be happy to reschedule.