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


  • Dee F.
    10/26/2020 02:00

    It’s gonna be the best day ever once that 🤡🍊🤡🍊 gets out of office !!!!!

  • Samir S.
    09/01/2020 07:48

    When someone says not to touch your face my nose itches in an instant

  • এস. আ.
    06/02/2020 06:43


  • Md. A.
    05/27/2020 08:05

    It's easy to say but.......

  • Dawn M.
    05/04/2020 12:44

    Trump? You said you haven't touched your face in weeks? How about a kiss or French kissing your wife? Giving your children/grandchildren a hug or peck a kiss on their cheeks or on their lips? 🖕🙂

  • S M.
    05/04/2020 07:13

    Certificate of lying is the first requirement to be a politician

  • Rogerio F.
    04/20/2020 00:00

    How can ANY one take these muppets seriously,,,?

  • Yeshi M.
    04/19/2020 21:02

    It's easy to said!! Don't you know the worning included you!!!!!!

  • Jeannie H.
    04/06/2020 03:54


  • Will H.
    04/02/2020 04:15

    1 BIG Liar on everything!

  • José R.
    04/01/2020 16:09


  • Constants D.
    04/01/2020 08:51

    I love trump 😂😂

  • Ryan S.
    03/31/2020 20:50

    Jake Skinner

  • Rich R.
    03/30/2020 19:36

  • Seth T.
    03/29/2020 22:17


  • Gary H.
    03/29/2020 22:06

    Wearing a mask helps to stop people touching there mouth and nose. Then washing hands and removing the mask when safe to do so. However because we don’t have enough masks the politicians will continue to tell us they don’t help.

  • Kehkashan N.
    03/29/2020 14:10

    it’s you 😂

  • Melissa C.
    03/29/2020 07:34

    Do as I say, not as I do! 😂

  • Carmen C.
    03/29/2020 03:13


  • Achan M.
    03/28/2020 16:48

    Roach Wayne