Test products at makeup counters
Makeup testers were never a safe thing, considering the number of people using them on a day to day basis. They have always been a breeding ground for germs, bacteria and viruses. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, using lipstick and eyeshadow on your eyes and lips is like inviting this novel virus into your body. “Sharing makeup, particularly ones that touch mucous membranes like your eyes and mouth, is an easy way to transmit viruses,” Shainhouse says.
Instead of trying on lipstick to check its color or dabbing a foundation on your skin in search of the perfect shade, go for products you are already familiar with for a while. Speaking of germs, here are 11 Germ-Spreading Items You Touch All the Time!
According to health experts and researchers, the novel coronavirus can live on paper for up to three hours. This makes handing out and receiving business cards a major no-no since these paper items can easily carry the virus and pass it on to whoever touches them. And, let’s face it, who even uses business cards these days to stay in touch?
“We should not touch, accept, or give business cards,” says etiquette expert Maryanne Parker. “There are so many other ways for us to get connected.”