Don’t Touch Your Face! March 10 2015, 0 Comments

By Kaitlyn Sisco

            Humans do a lot of things in one day, even more things in a week. For a lot of us, we use our hands to achieve most of the tasks we desire. These tasks that we do often involve a lot of germs, given that everything has bacteria on it. If you touch anything, you are transporting the bacteria that was on that certain object to your hands. Touching anything after that will transport the germs you just received to that new object, and it will add the germs of that new object onto your hands. It is a vicious cycle, and touching your face makes things a hundred times worse. You are spreading all of the bacteria that you had on your hands to your face, and clogging up your pores. You are causing infections on your skin that you will regret the moment they become visible.

             I, personally, touch my face without realizing it. This is a bad habit to get into. If you must touch your face, wash your hands first. Keeping your hands close to germ-free all of the time will help with the spread of bacteria. You don’t want to go to the bathroom or school and then wash your face without washing your hands. You just put all of the bacteria from wherever you were onto your face. I don’t know about you, but I find that pretty gross. I cannot imagine all of the bacteria of everything I touch being all over my face. If I don’t stop the spread of bacteria from objects to my face, no wonder I have acne.

            I go to school every day, and I do not control what other people do with their germs, so you might have a person that never washes their hands pass you papers, or you may have someone who stays cleanly like you pass them to you. It is a fifty-fifty chance, and I like to take precautions. You cannot control what others put on your hands, but you can control what you do with your hands after the germs are spread.

            Washing your hands every chance you get is the only way to prevent the germs further, or better yet, you can choose to not touch your face at all. I do not want any of the germs around me to become a part of my face. Germ-X is sometimes the only way to get rid of bacteria if you do not have time to go to the sink and wash your hands with literal soap and water. Anything you can do to stop the spread helps, though.

            Not touching your face as often might not totally eliminate the acne you have, but it can prevent future breakouts and stop the acne you have from getting further infected. Germs are all around us, and we don’t need to ignore their existence just because we often cannot see them. Just realize that they are there and prevent their harmful acts that they can cause on your face. Wash your hands whenever you have the chance; cleanse them as often as you can.