Despite being aware of the transmission of germs and other microbes, people touch their faces an average of 25 times every hour.
In fact, many people are not even aware that they are constantly touching their face. If you have this problem, becoming conscious of your behavior is the first step toward overcoming it.
Here are a few pointers to get you started:
Find a new “hobby”
When you want to get rid of some bad habits, it is best to replace them with new ones. When you feel the need to touch your face, touch your arm or leg instead.
Do not ignore the need to touch the face
Reminding yourself that you must not touch your face is the worst thing you can do. If you do, your desire will simply get stronger.
Instead, focus on positive aspects of life, such as your appearance. When conversing on the phone, reading, or watching TV, for example.
“Deceive” the brain
You can use a variety of tactics to deceive your brain. People who bite their nails, for example, frequently wash their hands with soaps having a strong odor that repels them. Some women use foul taste products and the like to paint their nails.
A sticky hand lotion or a finger patch can sometimes keep you from putting your hands in your mouth.
If anything itches on your face and you can’t stop yourself from touching it, wash your hands first with soap and water, and then touch your face.