Do Not Apply Lip Balm Using Fingers!
Choose lip balm products that do not contain flavor or are un-flavored, making them safer for the lips. You can choose lip balm products that contain beeswax or petroleum jelly which has been known to moisturize the skin for a long time. Not only that, ointment products containing coconut oil or cocoa butter can also be a good choice. For maximum results, use lip balm after eating and before going to bed. Not only that, but you also need to keep your body hydrated inside and outside. You must make sure to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration which can cause your skin and lips to dry. You can also install a humidifier at home to keep the air humid or you can use a DIY Lip Gloss.
For those of you who have the habit of applying lip balm using your fingers, try to be more careful. Because there are several risks of disease that might be experienced if you continue to do this. Imagine, in one day how many objects come in contact with your finger? Starting from cellphones, laptop keyboards, door handles, to money, all of them have the potential to store lots of bacteria, germs, and viruses! From these contacts, it could be exposed to streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria. Streptococcal bacteria can cause various diseases, such as pneumonia, meningitis, or strep throat. While staphylococcus can cause diseases such as ulcers, acne, or pneumonia.
Various risks of disease arising from the habit of applying lip balm using fingers, initially caused by the cleanliness of the fingers or the products used. To prevent this, it’s easy! You can start by switching to a lip balm that has a stick pack. If your favorite lip balm is not available in stick packs, be sure to always clean your fingers with soap or hand sanitizer before using lip balm. Finally, avoid exchanging lip balm with anyone because the risk of this disease can come from anywhere.