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Ways To Prevent Yourself From Touching Your Face

Posted on 05 August 2020

Ways To Prevent Yourself From Touching Your Face

Hand hygiene can make a meaningful difference during a pandemic, especially if you’re a face toucher. You’d be surprised how many people tend to touch their faces during the day - whether it’s working, thinking, studying, watching TV, etc. We’ve talked about pores before and how they are basically “windows” into your skin, AKA convenient microscopic entry portals on your face for bacteria, and now ever so importantly, germs. So, what we’re trying to say is that in today's world, being a face toucher is a double-edged sword. Since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s been drilled into us to be more aware of washing our hands and to avoid touching our face in order to protect against, and stop the spread of COVID.

Studies show that an average person touches their face between nine and twenty-three times an hour. Whether it’s scratching their nose, rubbing their eyes, or biting their nails - even more, when they are stressed, anxious, or nervous.

Aside from the health risks of today, scratching your face can also cause:

  1. Breakouts/Acne - think about how many germs our hands house! Touching your face will only lead to breakouts.
  2. Scarring - we all know how easy it is to pick a blemish, but once you notice some irregularity on your face, you can't help but pick at it. It may cause scarring that can become permanent.

Tips on how to stop touching your face:

  1. Place a Reminder on Your Mirror- you are most likely to touch your skin when you look in the mirror during your skincare routines. Place a Post-It on it to remind you to avoid touching your face. 
  2. Put Gloves on - gloves can act as a reminder./li>
  3. Wash Your Hands- frequently washing your hands kills germs and bacteria that are present.  And always have hand sanitizer on you in case you’re unable to wash your hands. Check out Body Merry’s new hand sanitizer!

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