We have grown up living by the proverb that reads loud and clear, “sharing is caring”. But, personal hygiene is also one thing – and it is a fact that it differs from person to person. Also, the degree of hygiene varies.
Apart from this, everyone’ body is also unique and each person’s body may react differently to different things.
That is why, it is highly recommended that while you should learn the habit of sharing, you should also unlearn the habit of sharing, for a few things that contribute to your own privacy. Here is a list of things that you should never share with anyone –
Warning: Never Ever Share These Things With Anyone
It is a known fact that towels are used to clean your body and thus, shall always remain a personal belonging. Be it a towel used to wipe your face or the bathe towel that you use.
2) Lip Balms
Lips and mouth tend to carry external germs because that is the part of the body that is exposed to the external environment. Also, like it or not – the lips tend to get in touch with your mouth and saliva. That is why do not lend or borrow lip balms.
Every woman’s face is unique in terms of looks and type. Hence, the cosmetics that you use, may not suit another person – hence, never share cosmetics. Also, it is highly recommended that you don’t share these because they can easily transmit infections.
4) Eyebrow tweezers
This is used to remove the ingrown hair and dead skin. Does this give you enough reasons to NOT share eyebrow tweezers with anyone? Do not borrow, nor share yours as there are high chances of spreading blood-borne diseases.
Do you need any explanation for this? Earphones are meant to be inserted into one’s ear to be able to hear the songs, audios, videos. While you may maintain utmost personal hygiene of your ear, there will be a lot of internal bacteria (good or bad) that may be transferred when you share earphones.
There are a lot of articles published regarding this as well.
This is one of the easiest modes of transmitting diseases and infections if any. The whole purpose of using a soap is to cleanse a body. In the process of doing so, it gets in touch with all parts of a body and that is why it is recommended that you do not share this item.
Also, germs tend to travel more freely when in contact with water.
The job of a roll on or deodorant is to kill odor-causing bacteria. Now, what’s the guarantee that when you use a roll-on, the germ is completely fallen off from your body and the roll-on stick? So, never share this product.
Why does one brush their teeth? To get rid of germs and bad oral odor at the start of the day, right? Now, with this reason in mind, why would anyone want to share this product, that is too personal for each one of us?
The American Dental Association claims that sharing of toothbrushes may also result in sharing of infections.
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9) Flip flops
Feet and toes are easily prone to fungal infections. A lot of studies show that fungal infections are easily transmitted when your feet get in touch with a lot of sand, mud, and soil. Thus, always avoid borrowing or lending flip flops.
This is used to clean all those body parts that a hand cannot reach in general. Thus, when a product is used by a person to clean all parts of the body, it is better that each person maintains a product of their own.
11) Nail Clippers
A person’s nails may look quite neat from the far, but you never know the bacteria’s they carry beneath it. Also, nail clippers are used to cut nails and skin from hands and toe, hence always avoid sharing this.
This is because you do not know why the skin or nail was chipped as well – due to length, or infection or any other reason.
12) Shaving equipment and Trimming materials
Shaving materials, especially the razor is used to remove hair from any and all parts of the body – wherever a person does not want hair. Need we dig deep and tell you all the more reasons to NOT share these?
13) Pumice stones
This is used to remove dead skin from the feet. This reason shall be enough, as you do not want to have another person’s dead skin onto your body, and spread infections!
From the outside, the person’s hair may look quite silky and neat and healthy – but you never know the health of the scalp. This does not indicate that the other person is not hygienic enough, but every person’s scalp is different.
Also, sharing a comb or hairbrush may lead to sharing of other hair problems like dandruff and lice. When visiting a salon, you may find it hard to not share this item, but at least get the hairdresser to use a sanitizer or wash the comb.
When a person wears socks, the feet are covered. Now, this is then worn under different circumstances – sweat, dirt or too cold feet. That is why, socks are meant to be quite a personal thing, and it is not good to share, as when you do so – you are also sharing germs or bacteria that could have been in the person’s socks or shoes for that matter.
The above are some of the most common things each one of us uses in our daily lives, and unconsciously we might end up borrowing or lending it to others. But, be aware of the germs that you are passing along, or taking along.
Thus, while you should avoid sharing these items, do not hesitate to share this list with your near and dear ones. Take care of your own personal hygiene and try to spread the same message to your near and dear ones as well.