Yeah, I know. Sharing is caring, right? There are lots of things that we are more than willing to offer to others.
And why not? It's not uncommon to offer your things to others, to share your normal daily use objects with friends and family. Take for example an article of clothing, a bag of chips, a blanket or a toothbrush.
Here, I would recommend you to embrace your inner greed when it comes to some of the personal things. It is better to let them be personal and limited to your own usage most of the times. Because for that moment of time, you may be willing to impress or help your loved ones but the aftermath of oversharing can have surprisingly disturbing consequences.
And I bet, you may definitely not looking forward to it. I've prepared here a list of some important objects that you need to know. So, let's check out some rather serious things that you should never share with others not even with your dearest ones.
Tweezers can easily become a carrier of blood-borne infections if not properly cleaned between uses. While the chances of catching a disease through the average tweezer are fairly low, it's not worth the risk when all you have to do is clean the tool first.
The lip's skin is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body, which makes sharing lip balm ill-advised. Even if the lip balm's owner has no health conditions, there's a risk of easily catching a disease like herpes.
While you may be inclined to borrow someone's toothbrush when you forget yours, there can be dangerous consequences. Dentists state that sharing a toothbrush is a bad idea from hygienic as well as medical point of view. Unless the toothbrush is put in boiling water after being used, you can be exposed to germs and gum disease.
Now, this is something almost everyone is aware of. It is never advised to ever share razors with anyone else. They quickly accumulate tons of dead skin cells and bacteria. Also, if someone has cut themselves using a razor, sharing it could result in picking up a blood-borne infection.
Nail clippers should be disinfected with an alcohol-containing solution after every use. Nail clippers can carry bacteria and thus sharing them with anyone can risk transferring someone's fungi.
Sharing towels need to be avoided especially when they are hanged in a wet bathroom. Contaminated towels can transmit bacteria and various fungal infections that can result in acne and eye infections.
Most deodorants don't actually eliminate any odour-causing bacteria, but instead just mask them. Therefore, sharing deodorant isn't a good idea because it's solely transferring someone else's sweat and traces of their bacteria.
A bar of soap serves to clean, but it can still get dirty. This means it shouldn't be shared among people. There's a multitude of illnesses that can be transmitted by direct skin contact through sharing soap with others.
Earplugs can easily transfer the bacteria from one ear to the other when shared. It's important to make sure to wipe off any earbuds you plan on exchanging with someone else.
Sharing makeup is a totally bad idea especially when it comes to eye products. This is the easiest way to contract everything from pink eye to sores.
These are prone to becoming full of dead skin from the feet, which makes it something you definitely don't want to share. Sharing pumice stone can result in transmitting fungus or in some cases, strains of HPV that cause plantar warts.
Most people cringe at the thought of sharing underwear, but some don't see any problem with second-hand undies if they've had a good wash. However, it's best to make sure you're the only one wearing your underwear. Sharing can not only lead to STIs, some bacteria can be incredibly resistant and still manage to infect.
While you may be used to sharing jewellery with your friends, earrings are different. While proper sanitation can eliminate the risk of transmitting any blood-borne infections, it's best to limit your earrings to your ears only.
Throwing on a pair of a friend's flip-flops may seem harmless, but they should be considered personal items. Considering flip-flops are worn often in the summer or by wet feet, they easily become prone to catch fungus and bacteria, which can result in warts.
Pillows can quickly become home to hair product residue, dead skin, bacteria etc. While your own pillow is okay, it may be harmful to other's skin.
That's all folks!
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