Why Is It So Difficult to Stop Touching Your Face?

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, I have become increasingly aware of how often I touch my face. I'm trying hard to decrease my face touching, but it seems the harder I try, the more difficult it is to stop. My itches and twitches are seemingly magnified.

The average person touches their face 22-27 times an hour and it is actually quite unsanitary. Many germs and diseases are passed through the the eyes, nose and mouth. So, why is it so difficult to stop touching your face?

MSN.com says, "Ultimately, the answer isn't complicated. Touching our faces is a habit, and habits are by definition very difficult to change. But we could all benefit from channeling any fear about an outbreak into improving our own personal hygiene."

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