Lend your cosmetics and loose your friend! What cosmetics you shouldn’t share?

Try remember how many times you run through the content of your friends’ cosmetic bag and you wanted to test her new mascara on your lashes. Think about every time you exchanged lipsticks with your friends or about that party when all of you used the same lipstick. And now read below, what are consequences of sharing cosmetics.

When it comes to cosmetics it is justified to vote against lending. It is not a matter of being selfish, but rather the common sense. Sharing cosmetics increasingly raises the risk of transferring pathogenic micro-organisms. From this moment on, the risk of getting sick is much more probable. Which cosmetics shouldn’t you lend?

Cream in jar

With every dip of finger in the cream or balm, there gets large amounts of germs into the cosmetic. Not only those from your hands, because you can wash hands prior to application, but also those from face. There is no problem if in cream are only your bacteria. The situation gets worse along with growth of number of people using this cream.

Lip gloss

The matter of transferring germs is awfully common with products for lips. It concerns not only lip glosses, but also lipsticks and lip balms. Sharing cosmetics for lip make-up and lip care significantly increases the risk of infection with, e.g. herpesvirus transferred from your friends lips. Locked and wet conditions of lip gloss aid development of the virus.


Exchange of mascara carries similar risks as sharing lip gloss. Airtight packaging and moist formula of mascara allows quick development and proliferate of bacteria. Eyelids and lashes are spots were it is the easiest for bacteria to cause eye redness or keratitis. Lent mascara can return to you with those bacteria.

Foundation applicators

Lending all kinds of applicators is the greatest mistake of all. Soft and damp surface of sponges, beauty blenders and brushes is the perfect environment for bacteria. Lending such accessories can lead to skin problems, including fungal infection.