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You take pride in your tools, and right now, stainless steel products are high on every beauty professional’s wish list. Qosmedix offers wholesale pricing on a variety of stainless steel tools and implements, including mixing palettes, spatulas and tweezers. These are top-of-the-line products with a beautiful finish, but their value can quickly deteriorate without proper care.

While every beauty professional aims to bring their clients the best service possible, failing to maintain proper hygienic practices can lead to a loss in business. Above all else, your customers’ health and safety should be your top priority. Knowing the right ways to clean your tools and implements is essential for maintaining a hygienic, safe work environment that’s welcoming to customers.

Remember – always clean before you sanitize! Follow these easy steps for a sparkling work station.

How to Clean Stainless Steel

For cleaning, you can choose from three convenient methods. Each calls for common household agents, so you can get started right away. Take a look at each method to determine which is best for your specific needs.

You will need:
• A non-abrasive cleaning cloth or thick sponge
• A mild household detergent such as liquid dish soap
• Water

 

 

 

Important note! You may need to repeat the process if the tool doesn’t look or feel clean after the first wash. This will help prevent the spread of germs.

Glass cleaner is conveniently effective at cleaning stainless steel. All you need are a few spritzes, and you’re done!

You will need:
• A non-abrasive cleaning cloth or thick sponge
• Glass Cleaner

 

 

 

Stay in the kitchen for this one – vinegar is also useful when you’re cleaning stainless steel. It’s particularly helpful in removing those ugly streaks that can show up on your tools.

You will need:
• A non-abrasive cleaning cloth or thick sponge
• Vinegar in a spray bottle

With your newly-cleaned palettes and spatulas, it’s now time to sanitize.

How to Sanitize Stainless Steel

To ensure safety for your clients, begin by rinsing off all cleaning solution. Whatever method you used, make sure your tools are free of soap or other residue before you start sanitizing.

Sanitizing Between Clients

You will need:
• Sterile pads or antiseptic towelettes

In between clients, sanitize quickly by using sterile alcohol prep pads or antiseptic towelettes to thoroughly wipe down and prepare your tools.

Take care to select the appropriate size prep pad, medium or large, to get the job done efficiently.

Sanitizing at the End of the Day

After a long day of use, give your tools a complete sanitization to discourage contamination.

You will need:
• A solution of 50 ppm chlorine
• Hot water

Step 1: Soak the tool in 80-degree water for one minute.
Step 2: Move the tool to 50 ppm chlorine solution.
Step 3: Rinse in clean, hot water.
Step 4: Drain dry.

Important note! Let your tools soak for no longer than one minute in the solution, as chlorine can be abrasive if it stays in contact with stainless steel for too long!

With proper care of your stainless steel tools and implements, you will have quality tools that last for years and a hygienic workspace that your clients will be comfortable in.