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You Probably Touch Your Face 16 Times an Hour: Here's How to Stop

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-to-not-touch-your-face

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You Probably Touch Your Face 16 Times an Hour: Here's How to Stop
Your mouth and eyes are areas where viruses can enter the body most easily, and all it takes is touching them with a finger already carrying an infection. Here's how to change your behavior and cut back on the number of times you touch your face each day.

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Touching our faces

We touch our faces on average 16 times an hour.
And almost half of the face touches involve the mouth, nose, or eyes, which are the easiest pathways for viruses and bacteria to enter our bodies.

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Handwashing is crucial

Effective handwashing consists of five simple steps: wet, lather, scrub, rinse, dry.
Do so for at least 20 seconds.

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Stop touching your face

This is a habit you can break:
  • Be mindful of your intention to keep your hands away from your face.
  • Place visual reminders at home and at the office so you will be aware that you want to keep your hands down.
  • Use a scented hand sanitizer or a scented hand soap to help remind yourself to keep hands away from your face. The smell will keep you alert.
  • Use gloves if necessary.

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