It's still hard not to touch your face

“Don’t touch your face,” they said...

Let's talk about face touching

Why it’s not good for you

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth simply to avoid transmitting any bacteria or trace of the coronavirus to any hot spots of your body. However, if you think about not touching your face for long enough, eventually you will start thoughtlessly and compulsively doing the action you just told yourself not to do. If you find yourself telling this information to reporters and millions of Americans, the idea of touching your face will just slowly transform into an uncontrollable impulse, an itch you have to scratch.

“It is absolutely [human nature]. I think that to ask people not to touch their face is kind of ridiculous. It just can’t happen… People are saying: ‘Wait a second. Did I just touch my face? Or did I not? I don't think I did, but maybe I did when I wasn't thinking about it.' And, honestly, maybe they did… People with a lot of health anxiety or anxiety in general often engage in this kind of recursive, ruminative kind of checking,” Dr. Timothy Scarella, a psychiatric professor at Harvard Medical School, informs NBC News.

Prevention methods to focus on

If straining to not touch your face is weighing down your day to day life, it is best to start looking into at-home prevention methods. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as they are often worn improperly, and tend to be more effective for those with the virus rather than those trying to avoid getting sick. Also, the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. Other known prevention methods include rigorously and frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer if soap is unavailable, disinfecting any and all surfaces, and preparing medicine and food supplies in case of infection.


03/06/2020 1:58 AMupdated: 03/06/2020 2:14 PM


  • Richard Z.
    03/28/2020 03:24

    Haha anyone notice how the video was made so relevant n well organise

  • Ram G.
    03/18/2020 09:04

    that things are human psychology automatically

  • Sweta B.
    03/17/2020 21:16


  • Jameel A.
    03/14/2020 08:15

    Happens with me too.🤣

  • Sunil S.
    03/14/2020 07:46

    after we spoke this am lol

  • Brut India
    03/13/2020 14:49

    Meanwhile, the PM of Israel promotes the namaste as a greeting:

  • Stevie D.
    03/11/2020 18:43


  • Sareef M.
    03/11/2020 17:58


  • Parimal P.
    03/10/2020 17:14

    Brut, I think you need to be little more educated on how the United States government works, when it comes to taking proper precautions against preventing diseases and health of the people. Do you think US government is that incompetent when it comes to taking measures ?. Do you think that white house members and people from congress don’t wash their hands when they are in white house ?

  • Rizalido R.
    03/10/2020 06:29

    Whose afraid to die ?

  • Alex K.
    03/09/2020 13:40

    And the best one is our Trump

  • Ashok K.
    03/09/2020 05:54

    Is this journalism..... This is mad man....

  • Asif P.
    03/08/2020 17:18

  • JeJe L.
    03/08/2020 15:34

    How will I know my if face is still there or not if I don't touch it... Sorry I just can't

  • Nadia H.
    03/08/2020 14:52

    No one is angel on earth, have mercy on all

  • எங்க ஊ.
    03/08/2020 02:59

    But in India we all afraid of chaukidar Modi ji rather than coronavirus 😂😂😂

  • எங்க ஊ.
    03/08/2020 02:58

    Coronavirus make billions of people crazy 😂😂😂😂 Virus can make everything 😂😂😂

  • Brian J.
    03/08/2020 00:51

    Lol, such idiots!!

  • জয় র.
    03/07/2020 14:35

    its very simple to say but very very difficult to follow...

  • Bon L.
    03/07/2020 13:28

    Please say touch your face and the people will not touch their face.

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