Suppose you are at home with your best friend and you are getting ready for a party. While she’s getting ready, she asks you to lend her something from your makeup kit. Without thinking twice, you say, “Sure! Get whatever you want. ” But be careful! There are certain cosmetics that are not lent to other people.
What are those cosmetics that are not borrowed ?
It doesn’t matter if it’s your sister, your cousin or your soul: don’t share these cosmetics and personal hygiene products. If you feel this is selfish behavior, explain your reasons. Your girlfriend will understand you and appreciate the gesture, because while you take care of yourself, you protect her too.
Here are some non-borrowing cosmetics, along with some personal hygiene items:
The eyes are one of the most delicate parts of the face. Many bacteria can get into the eyes and cause infections. One of the common ones is conjunctivitis, but there are also much more serious problems.
Genes act as a barrier that prevents the access of these harmful microorganisms in the eyes. So, if you share mascara with another person, you run the risk of getting sick.
Brushes and sponges
As already mentioned, there are many germs and bacteria that can’t wait to get under your skin. Most of the time they are not visible, having microscopic dimensions.
When several people use the same makeup brush or sponge on their face or neck, any item can be transported from one person’s skin to another’s skin. This increases the risk of pimples, blackheads, irritations, allergic reactions and more.
No matter how clean your girlfriend’s skin is, if you are prone to pimples and blackheads, it is not worth taking the risk. So these are also cosmetics that are not lent to other people.
If you do not have two clean brushes, you can use a liquid cleaning spray that can be found at all beauty stands. Some women choose to disinfect these items with sanitary alcohol.
Some people are not aware of how dangerous it is to share a toothbrush. If you don’t already dislike the idea of borrowing your girlfriend’s or boyfriend’s toothbrush, after reading the lines below you won’t repeat this mistake.
Many bacteria accumulate in your mouth after eating or infecting your lips, tongue, gums after contact with various objects (nails, pencils, paper).
By using the same toothbrush you can transmit diseases such as the flu or oral herpes. It is a good idea to have a new toothbrush in the house in case someone stays with you overnight and forgets to bring their own toothbrush.
In addition, he always carries a toothbrush in his bag for unpredictable situations. It’s a small thing that doesn’t take up much space.
Maybe you’re at your friend’s house and you realize you forgot to epilate your armpit. You are in the bathroom and you find his razor… Super! But you don’t have to use it.
Every time you use a razor, it can leave small cuts, even bleeding. Bacteria remain in the razor blades, even if you wash it carefully.
You have no way of knowing if the person who used it before does not have diseases such as hepatitis or HIV. So be careful! The same warning applies to tweezers or electric razors.
You are getting ready to go out for a drink with your co-workers, and the moment you redo your make-up, a friend enters the bathroom and asks you to lend her your lip gloss, because it matches her outfit. Or maybe you just bought a new lipstick, and your sister wants to test it.
As with the toothbrush, it is not a good idea to lend to others objects that have come in contact with your mouth or lips. And don’t forget to avoid lipstick and lip gloss testers in stores!
If you have no choice and you have to share these cosmetics with another person, spray them with a little sanitary alcohol or a disinfectant solution (yes, these are other things you should always carry with you for unpredictable situations).
Creams and lotions in boxes and jars
Have you ever thought that when you soak your fingers in cream or facial lotion you let all the bacteria on your hands invade the delicate skin of your face? Not to mention all the microorganisms you expose yourself to if you share these products with other people!
Wash your hands thoroughly before using these products and ask other people to do the same if they want to use them.
The risks are the same as I mentioned in the case of mascara, so put it on the list of non-borrowing cosmetics. When you lend the pencil to another person, you transfer the bacteria or viruses from your eyes to theirs and vice versa.
One of the most serious problems you can face is a serious eye infection called keratitis.
You are only “allowed” to share spray deodorants. Keep the others for yourself. Armpits are areas where bacteria accumulate due to perspiration.
Stick or gel deodorants come in direct contact with the skin, accumulating millions of germs. It is advisable to wash the area thoroughly before using them. Remember that these deodorants are non-borrowing cosmetics! Not even in extreme cases!
Sometimes it’s just a fingernail available for the whole family. What a huge mistake! If you are not used to cleaning it very well after use, it is not a good idea to share it.
When you cut your nails, expose the nail to the bottom of the nail box. In that place are not only bacteria, but also dust and dirt that remain on the nail and are “given” to other family members. Avoid sharing your nails or nail scissors with other people to prevent bacterial and fungal infections.
Sometimes the nails can grow into the flesh, and when you cut them it causes bleeding. Remember what I told you above about razors.
Here’s another product you don’t have to share with others. All the bacteria that lead to the disease accumulate under the nail box. Wash your nails well before using the file and, of course, keep it just for you.