We’ve all been taught that sharing is caring but that’s not true in every case. We get so used to sharing everything with our families and the people we’re close with even our personal things, that we don’t stop and think about all the germs and diseases that we might be giving them at the same time.
These are some of the personal things that just aren’t meant to be shared with anyone, let alone the people you love:
1. Nail Clippers
Sharing with the people you love might make you happy but when you share certain objects, you’re also passing around harmful germs without meaning to. A nail cutter might seem like an inconsequential object but the truth is that they are full of bacteria and fungus. Using one that belongs to someone else exposes you to these infectious microorganisms.
There are many blood vessels in our ears and since they’re also delicate, it is very easy to pass on infections through earrings. If you ever have to share earrings with someone, disinfect them with rubbing alcohol on them before using them.
3. Lip Products
If you have a split lip or even if your lips are just dry you might be passing on an infection to another person if you share your lip balm with them.
One thing that people always forget is that it is very easy to be infected with something if you share soap bars with others. Since they come directly in contact with every part of the body, a soap bar used by a person who has already been infected or is sick will cause those germs to spread to the next person who uses that bar.
5. Combs And Brushes
The tools you use to style your hair also take on the microorganisms that live in your scalp. When another person uses them, those microorganisms get passed onto them. It is always better to thoroughly clean your brush or comb before using it if you’ve lent it to someone else.
If the thought of using a towel that has already been used in a hotel makes you cringe and feel sick, it shouldn’t be any different when you think of sharing a towel with someone you are close to. Just like soap, a towel can pick up germs that are very capable of harming you by passing along an infection or an illness.
The bottom line is that any product you use to clean yourself with shouldn’t be shared with anyone else and you shouldn’t use theirs. This is why cleaning staff in hotels are always busy. If you really love the people you’re close to. you wouldn’t want to share your own germs with them. Always keep a separate loofah for yourself.
While you may clean your ears regularly, the same can’t be said for everyone else. Even innocent contact can cause serious infections. When it is necessary for you to use someone else’s earphones, rubbing alcohol and use a Q-tip to clean the earphones before putting them in your ears.