Women usually use Make-up testers as a sample to try the product before buying it. It’s a good thought to try before you purchase but the idea is not worth when you are looking for make-up cosmetics.
A microbiologist is warning people to avoid the use of make-up testers which increases contracting herpes’s and salmonella’s risk.
Only last week, a woman in the US filed a law suit against cosmetic megastore, claiming that she caught herpes from their lipstick sample.
The herpes virus is very common virus mainly spread by skin-to skin contacts. The woman used a make-up tester that was used by other people as well. Using the same lipstick caused to transmit tiny droplets of their saliva which carried the herpes virus.
Furthermore, sharing mascara or eyeliner with your friends may also lead to a nasty case of ‘pink-eye’.
Around 67% of people are infected with the herpes virus around the world, according to estimation. The virus is a hidden enemy and lives in facial tissues where it can easily spread.
It doesn’t always show up on the skin as a blister immediately after it has infected a person, instead it can stay hidden and appear after a few months. Because of this, it’s impossible to say with certainty if the American woman caught herpes from this particular store tester, or elsewhere.
Herpes causes blisters on the lips and around the mouth that can last up to ten days. Lipsticks and makeup brushes that touch these parts of the face can then spread the infection to other people.
Shred make-up products can also cause other risks such as salmonella, e.coli, and skin flare-ups from bacteria on other people’s faces.
Researchers have suggested that it’s a better way to reduce such kinds of risks by avoiding make-up products sharing and using testers in cosmetic stores.