Read This and Youíll Never Touch Another Cosmetics Tester Again
Donít you just love going to the mall? Where everything is gorgeously hanging on display? Everybody loves to shop and go window shopping. And the most visited shops are the ones that sell cosmetics. Yes, ladies (and even gentlemen) are always curious about the smell, the texture and the radiant colors of cosmetics. Most of the time looking at these instant beauty fixes is not enough. Youíd want to try them. Yes, touch, smear, smudge, put on and or apply. Like a lipstick for example.
Tempting they may seem but donít fall for those innocent looking cosmetic testers. They are penthouses of germs. These testers are the luxury condo unit of viruses and bacteria from different girls who are as curious as you are with cosmetics. Sure, a tester doesnít look disgusting because some girls do share make ups with other girls. Itís perfectly alright! Wrong! Sharing make up or cosmetics even between girlfriends is a big No-No. One of the dirtiest parts of the body is the skin and the mouth. The skin is your covering from dirt and grime in the environment. It literally catches germs, viruses and bacteria that are found in the air. Sharing make up with another person means you are passing on your germs to someone else. So donít be surprised if you suddenly develop cold sores around your mouth for sharing lipstick with your girlfriends. Sharing can be done in a different way, you know.
Here are some of the most common skin problems that can be acquired through sharing make up and using make up testers.
Pimple or Acne - is caused by streptococcus or staphylococcus found on the skin. The deliberate sharing of cosmetic products like pressed powder between different individuals can cause an outbreak of pimples or acne. If you are tempted to try make-up testers in shopping malls or stores, you should only test make up on the back of your hand where you can wash it off immediately and not on your face.
Pink Eye Or Conjunctivitis - This condition was first noticed when ladies started complaining about conjunctivitis after sharing make up with other individuals in a group make over. Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye is an inflammatory condition of the eye lid causing red, itchy and watery eyes. Pink eye is caused by streptococcus, staphylococcus and or E.coli found in used make up testers. It is very contagious and can be easily spread through contact.
Cold Sores - Cold sore is often associated with sharing lipstick. This is more serious than other contact diseases because it is not easily treated with medication. It is a vesicle near the mouth which can stay for up to 20 days. It is caused by herpes simplex virus which is transferred through sharing Cosmetics.
Eyelash Lice - Mascaras have small combs that even out your eye lash to spread the make up evenly. Some girls have eyelash lice that can be transferred to the mascara. Although this is not something to be alarmed about it is quite unhygienic to share any make up with other girls.
Eczema - is a skin condition that causes the skin to become red, itchy, irritated and sometimes with vesicles that are moist. This condition is not contagious but this allergic reaction can be triggered if a substance applied to the skin is unclean.
Common colds -This condition is not common in Cosmetics sharing. It can be easily transferred from one person to another. Make up sharing is one way this condition can be transferred.
Cosmetic Allergies - can be triggered because of the chemical content of lotions, fragrances and other cosmetics. Some allergic reactions can be contagious and can be transferred through cosmetic sharing.
When it comes to hygiene issues part of your responsibility as a woman is to be careful about what you put on your skin. Regardless of how much youíd want to try a make up tester or unexpectedly share a cosmetic product with someone else you have to be sure and aware of the possibilities of acquiring the said conditions above. On the other hand if you really canít avoid sharing make up products like in a case of group make over you can bring your own make up instead. This will prevent skin diseases to be transferred to you through sharing. It may not be so much of an issue to share a make up product but it is risky. Doing so could expose you to skin diseases that are difficult to cure or manage like cold sore. Itís not only the inconvenience that will follow after getting skin diseases but the unhygienic nature of your practice or habit is what makes it bothersome.