Unit 3.8 – Preventing infection Copy

Preventing infections 

Skin that is intact, without cuts, abrasions or lesions, has a natural defence against infection.  However, micro-organisms can enter the body through cuts and sores or on sharp objects, which  pierce the skin. Micro-organisms live on skin, in food and dirt. They can spread from client to client,  from beauty therapist to client, from client to beauty therapist and beauty therapist to beauty  therapist.