CDC Guidelines for cleanliness

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening public spaces that will require careful planning. Every American has been called upon to slow the spread of the virus through social distancing and prevention hygiene, such as frequently washing your hands and wearing face coverings. Everyone also has a role in making sure our communities are as safe as possible to reopen and remain open.

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed if you use the right products. EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes. Each product has been shown to be effective against viruses that are harder to kill than viruses like the one that causes COVID-19.

This document provides a general framework for cleaning and disinfection practices. The framework is based on doing the following:

  1. Normal routine cleaning with soap and water will decrease how much of the virus is on surfaces and objects, which reduces the risk of exposure.
  2. Disinfection using EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19 external icon can also help reduce the risk.  Frequent disinfection of surfaces and objects touched by multiple people is important.
  3. When EPA-approved disinfectants external iconare not available, alternative disinfectants can be used (for example, 1/3 cup of bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions). Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together. This can cause fumes that may be very dangerous to breathe in.  Keep all disinfectants out of the reach of children.

Links to specific recommendations for many public spaces that use this framework, can be found at the end of this document.

It’s important to continue to follow federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local guidance for reopening America. See more on the CDC website.

Implementation of CDC Cleaning Guideline PDF.

Testing

If you have been sick and not tested do you have the antibodies? Where do you go to get tested. Here is some information from the CDC on how to qualify for testing.

This data was directly from CDC website.

Local Information on Reopening for Shawnee County

What about Lash Extensions?

When looking for lash extensions, cheapest is not always your best alternative when dealing with lash extensions. Lash extensions are an investment in yourself and is a repeat service completed regularly.

When you first get lash extensions be sure your technician has been properly trained. Also ask how long they have been doing lash extensions is helpful to know, with experience comes knowledge.

Lashes last a few weeks depending on the lash shedding cycle, care and products the lashes are exposed too. Lash extensions are usually put on lash to lash. Now there can be more than one lash per original lash, but be sure that your technician has been trained on fanning or mega lashes. If the lash gets too heavy it can break and cause breakage to the lash. Experience is key, so check for reviews on previous clients.

When you first arrive to your appointment be sure not to wear make up on or around your eye. It is best for adhesion and gives more time for the technician to work on lashing and not cleaning. You will discuss the look you pick for your lashes, there are several to pick from so be sure to discuss which is the best fit for your eye set.

Common style looks are named starting at the top: classic, open, doll or cat.

Top to bottom styles:
1. Classic 2. Open 3. Doll 4. Cat

It is common to fill out a release form upon arrival and be sure to read and acknowledge the risks. If you have any allergies to resin in the past this would not be a good service for you. You would also want to get a patch test on the few corner lashes to see if you can wear lash be placed behind the ear to see if you have any reactions.

Fills are usually required every two weeks or three depending on how soon they are needed. Note the more lashes per fill the bigger the price. An average fill can run $45 – $80, depending on lashes needed, facility and experience of technician.

First 24 hours after lashes:

  • Do not get lashes wet for 4-6 hours.
  • Do not use a spa, sauna or pool for the first 24 hours. The extensions need that amount of time to properly bond.
  • Do not touch, or mess with lashes.

Between fills:

  • If a lash has turned, use your lash wand to correct it.
  • Use oil-free products around lash area.
  • Do not use eyelash curlers with your extensions. With proper application you will not need them.
  • Clean lashes regularly to prevent oil and dirt build up. Clean lashes are happy lashes.
  • Let lashes air dry, and brush regularly.
  • Avoid mascara.
  • If you must, use extension safe mascara.

A full set of lash extensions can make the appearance of your own lashes about 30-50% thicker,
and make your lashes appear 20-50% longer.

Lashes are a wonderful way to brighten up your eyes and great for weddings, pictures or just to give your eyes a lift.

Happy Lashing.

Christy Hogan

You can find Christy @Posh by Christy

What you need to know for a Brazilian wax

Bikini season is coming soon and it’s a great time to prep your bikini area. Thinking of trying a Brazilian wax, here are a few need to knows when making your appointment.

The first thing you have to know is the hair in your pubic area will need to be grown out about a 1/2 inch or unshaven for about two to three weeks.

Tip: Don’t drink alcohol the night before to avoid bleeding or bruising. Most people would think it numbs your extremities, but this is not the proper way to prepare yourself for a Brazilian or Bikini Wax. Drinking or blood thinners complicates your bodies reaction to hair removal. Please inform your technician if you are on an medication.

You can take ibuprofen 1 hour before your appointment if it is your first time to lessen inflammation, but is not required. Its best to avoid sex 24 hours prior to appointment.

Before you arrive pre wash prior to your appointment, usually your technician will have wipes for you to use prior to starting. I usually have someone wipe front to back three times prior to starting. Please do not use lotions or oil hygienic products. Don’t wear your best or expensive underwear as there maybe small wax residue that could be remaining on the skin. We recommend cotton underwear.

Depending on the technician a pre solution or powder is used to prepare the surface.

There are numbing antiseptics that can be used prior and the more that you wax every month the less sensitivity is associated with that area. Less sensitivity is due to the hair not being as well rooted in the shaft therefore making the process easier each time. Once you wax you will want to continue waxing every month.

Why wax? It reduces hair growth in they area, less ingrown hairs from shaving and less worries of hair growth in all small areas hard to see when shaving. It also creates a smoother surface and less bumps usually associated with razors.

There are several different waxes that can be used for this service such as a hard wax. Hard wax does not use strips and then there is conventional wax with strips. However, any wax is effective in removing hair.

The service usually takes 20-60 minutes depending on the technician and technique used.

What to expect after, slight reddening that reduces in the following hours. Wear comfortable or loose pants. You will experience less hair regrowth in the coming weeks, I would recommend a soft bristle body brush to use in your bikini area as the hair grows back to slightly exfoliate. Exfoliating this area in the following weeks helps insure reduction of ingrown hairs.

We recommend Dial or antibacterial soap. Use a Natural Loofah for exfoliating and replace it often as is can harbor bacteria.

Absolutely no tanning with in 72 hours following a wax.

You will be pleased with the new look and be sure to discuss options on areas you may wish to leave unwaxed.

Happy Waxing!

Christy Hogan

Contributors to this article are Kamarie Warren @Kamarie Beauties from Topeka, KS.

You can find Christy at www.PoshbyChristy.com