The Jakarta Post
It’s important to routinely wash your beauty products and tools to prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria. (Shutterstock/Nana_studio)
Maintaining personal hygiene has been highly recommended as a way to protect yourself from COVID-19. This includes routinely washing your hands and being aware of your surroundings, especially when using public transportation and facilities.
It is also necessary to keep your hands away from your face and to ensure that every product you put on your skin is clean.
Regarding the hygiene of your facial products, Jakarta-based beauty-technology company Social Bella has shared several ways to keep your makeup items clean and safe.
Keep your hands clean
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after wearing makeup with soap and running water for 20 seconds. According to the World Health Organization, washing is helpful for removing viruses that may be on your hands.
Avoid applying makeup in public places
It is recommended to apply your makeup at home instead of on public transportation or in toilets to minimize possible exposure to viruses and bacteria.
Refrain from swapping your makeup products with other people
Makeup enthusiasts sometimes lend or swap their beauty products with friends or family members. Although this may sound fun, one should remember that these items allow bacteria and virus transmission. It is safer to wear your own products.
Cleanse your beauty products and tools regularly
It is important to routinely wash your beauty products and tools. Soak your brushes and sponges in warm water and wipe packaging of the products with antibacterial tissues or other cleaning products that contain alcohol. Dry all packaging and tools well before using them.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, the public is urged to stay home to limit the spread of the disease and practice social distancing. Shopping online can fulfill your needs for beauty products without having to leave your house.
Avoid applying makeup samples and testers directly onto your face
Always be cautious when attempting to apply in-store makeup samples and testers on your face. When trying on lipstick testers, for instance, apply them to your hand instead.
An offline e-commerce beauty store, Sociolla, which is managed by Social Bella, has made efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 by making in-store product testers unavailable. Customers are also not allowed to have physical contact with shop assistants and are advised to ask assistants for product information.
As of Friday, there were 369 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 32 deaths in Indonesia. The disease has also spread to 17 provinces. (wir/wng)
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