We all do it throughout the day. Whether we are at work, school, or home, we unconsciously touch our face. It could be to scratch an itch, picking at scars and spots, idly fiddling, or even holding our heads up. In fact, you may be doing it at this moment. So, what’s the problem with touching your face throughout the day? Well, there are several problems with it. We will cover some of them below. Hopefully, once you know why you should not touch your face throughout the day, you will be more conscious of it so you can stop.
- Spreading germs: our fingers touch many things throughout the day. We are constantly touching things such as doorknobs, handrails, money, keyboards, and other things that are loaded down with different types of bacteria. When we touch your face with our dirty fingers before we have cleaned off the germs, we could potentially be spreading allergens and viruses all over our skin.
- Acne and other conditions of the skin can be made worse: every time you touch your face, you could potentially be spreading the bacteria that grows inside your pores. This clogs up your pores and causes them to erupt. The bacteria can also aggravate eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
- Eye bags can form: when you constantly touch the area around your eye, it decreases the skin’s elasticity and causes broken blood vessels. The skin under your eye is the thinnest area of skin on your entire face. Because of this, the capillaries are more prone to break and leak, making your eyes form purple bags.
- You ruin your makeup: this one seems pretty obvious. It is likely the reason your makeup doesn’t last throughout the day. You can spend lots of money on makeup that is supposed to last throughout the day, but if you are constantly touching your face, it will not matter.
As you can see, there are many reasons you should avoid touching your face each day. Though it can be hard to break the habit, it is well worth it.