Sharing is caring, right? We have all heard that and it is indeed a beautiful concept. We all teach it to our children and try to imbibe it. But sometimes to care requires not to share. Yes, that’s right, if you truly care about the well-being of yourself and others there are certain things that you should refrain from sharing with others. Here are listed 4 of such personal items.
Brushes: By this, we are referring to the hairbrush and makeup brushes you use. All other types of artist-y types you are free to lend away. The problem with these brushes is they come into direct contact with our skin, scalp. Hence they run the risk of collecting the infections or microbes present on them and transferring them to others and vice-versa. Common issues that result from this sharing are acne, flaky skin, lice. These are the simplest issues though.
Earphones/Earbuds: Yes they are pretty much the same, the ones that connect us to the wonderful world of music, videos, call and what not. Often they are easily shared, but do you know when you share them, what else you are sharing, various microbes, and infections that may have taken hold of the membranes of your ear. Our ear’s outer and inner layer (ear-wax) contains many microbial organisms to maintain balance, and sometimes infections. The least of your worries will be getting an ear infection by sharing these earphones.
Lipsticks/Lip-balm: Well if sharing makeup brushes can lead to infections, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these lip-balms or lipsticks are even more prone to spreading these infections. There are more chances of them getting contaminated with blood from chapped lips or saliva. Owing to the fact that there is nowhere for them to go, they stay right on the surface, and next time you apply or someone else does, they get transferred to your lips, from your mouth to your body. I don’t think any pop of color is worth that kind of risk. Cold, mouth ulcers, even herpes can happen this way.
Shoes: Yeah, you heard me. Owing to the fact that we sweat and the damp atmosphere is the suitable breeding ground for many bacteria’s, germs, fungi etc. etc. our shoe sharing practice will open our feet to all of them. To name a few reasons to not share shoes is warts, peeling off skin, athlete’s foot.
Now not sharing personal items like these is a great practice, but what will make it even more amazing is your periodically cleansing of them, to remove dirt, dust, and such microorganisms.
Antonio Porchia said “I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received.” And we feel you on that note.