Using the same make-up products by even just a few people can spread COVID-19 in a matter of hours, Hacettepe University’s Prof. Mehmet Ceyhan said.
Noting that eye and lip products are especially risky, the infectious diseases expert said that coronavirus can remain active on make-up for up to five hours.
“Think of make-up products as hands,” Ceyhan said. “Sharing make-up products should absolutely be avoided.”
The expert also said that hair salons should be meticulous about the cosmetics they use, along with equipment like blow dryers.
Turkey reopened all businesses on June 1, but hair salons had started operations in early May along with shopping malls.