Does COVID-19 Live on Beauty Products?
The CDC has yet to release guidelines for personal care product sanitation which raises the question: can we sanitize our products or should we toss them? Experts understand that a viruses need a host cell to live and cannot last outside of a host for any extended periods of time unlike bacteria. However, at this point in time it is unknown how long COVID-19 can remain active without a host, experts predicts anywhere between 2 hours to 9 days.
A recent survey found that women use no less than 16 products per day making the replacement of all of them expensive. A professional, Dr. Hu assures that any potential risk with product contamination is self resolved if left untouched for several days. That being said now seems like the best time to go bare face and embrace our natural beauty!