Touching our face is something we
do unconsciously be it in expressions, picking spots and scars,
scratching an itch, or simply idle fiddling. You are probably doing it
right now. So what’s wrong with the common human habit of fiddling with
body parts? Our fingers are in contact with keyboards, money, doorknobs,
and handsets constantly, all of which are usually coated in bacteria.
By scratching or pricking, you
could be spreading viruses and allergens around your skin. So never
touch these body parts with your hands.
1. Your Butt
wipe and wash your buttocks but never prick. Your anus contains
bacteria that could potentially be harmful. Always make sure that you
wash your hands thoroughly after you clean your butt.
2. The Skin under Your Nails
do not need to tell you that lots of nasty bacteria thrive under your
nails. So never try to prick the layer of dirt from under your nails.
Keep your nails short to reduce the chances of bacterial carriage.
Picking tends to create trauma in its own right and then any bacteria or
yeast can cause further cause problems as severe as onycholysis, where
the nail lifts off the nail bed.
3. Your Ear Canal
place where you should never stick your fingers is your ears. A thin
layer lines the ear canal that can tear with your fingers. If your ear
feels itchy, it is best that you get in touch with an otolaryngologist
rather than experimenting with DIY. Whether it be wax accumulation,
eczema of the skin, or infection, an expert will be able to address the
problem. A tailored programme of treatment, ear hygiene, and
moisturising of the skin should be put into play. Doctors Removing an
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4. Your Eyes
keep your hands off-limits from your eyes unless you are washing them
or wearing your lenses. Remember that it is easy to introduce germs to
your eyes. Conjunctivitis and other scary infections are all a result of
touching your eyes with hands. Talk to your doctor if you are
experiencing itchiness and dryness, instead of mishandling them with
5. Your Mouth
A study published Journal
of Applied Microbiology concluded that people tend to put their hands in
their mouth when they were bored at work. The germs in your hands
transferred to your mouth can set you up for a number of infections.
Maybe you should think about stealing your kid’s pacifier.
6. Your Face
your paws off unless you are using them to apply your skincare
formulas. Resting your hands on a germy surface and sticking them on
your face like your forehead can make you breakout. Further, the oils
from your fingers can plug your pores. How to Get Rid of Blemishes on
Face? Try Tea Tree Beauty Regime.
If you’re a prolific fiddler try
sitting on your hands, putting them in your pockets or wearing gloves
when you’re not using them for something else. Also, keep hand sanitiser
in your handbag and on your desk and use it before you feel the need to
scratch and itch.