It is known that hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent new coronavirus. It would seem that with clean hands, your face is safe. But are you sure you can wash your hands every time you touch some surfaces? And research shows that, on average, people touch their faces 23 times an hour! Here are five tips to get rid of this habit.
The first thing is to admit to the problem. You may not have noticed that you are used to putting your face in the palm of your hand, rubbing your chin, or scratching your eyebrow when you think about it. Note these details – if necessary, write down your habits in your notebook.
Find something to replace these touches in situations where your hands tend to reach out to your face. Buy an anti-stress ball, make a habit of crossing your fingers or get an old spinner.
Increase awareness: Attach a “DO NOT Touch Face” sticker to your work computer monitor, if necessary, place the same phrase on your smartphone screensaver.
If you’re scratching your face, it might be dry or dehydrated skin. Use moisturizing creams or gels and the desire to scratch your face will go away. Similarly, moisturizing drops will help if you rub your eyes often.