Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

How can you make yourself stop touching your face?

Since the CDC told us to stop, I’ve touched my face more than I have in my whole life. Any tips?

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Matthew Hoey
March 20, 2020 6:26PM

cut ur hands off

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Ingrid Valdez
March 20, 2020 8:18PM

I am I HUGE nail biter. Sometimes I barely even notice when i'm doing it. Even my family is tired of me biting my nails. My solution is to wear something to cover the most common part I touch my face with ,my mouth for example I wear a mask over it. I mean I am no expert in these things but it really has helped me these past few weeks. (especially since COVID-19 is going around). hope I could help.

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Chase Morissette
March 23, 2020 6:27AM

rub cayenne pepper on your hands and you will stop touching face real quick, habenaros work even better

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Celia CoolDude
March 16, 2020 7:21AM

By telling yourself stop because of the coronavirus

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alone alone
4 days ago

Your hand can be tied with rope

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Natalie Hicks
March 23, 2020 5:28PM

You can use your shirt.

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Bryn Etzel
March 21, 2020 4:08AM

Think about all the germs and grossness on your hands, and do something productive with your fingers to get rid of any energy. Also, if you need to get rid of an itch, use the back of your wrist or your shoulder.

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Hana Song
March 23, 2020 12:16PM

you don't need too as long as you have soap and hand sanitizer.

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Sailflags Ltd
March 23, 2020 1:27PM

Wear gloves and at least your naked fingers/hands won't cause any potential health issues.

Either that or wear a balaclava!


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Hannah Bidwell
March 25, 2020 8:12PM

try to get something that is like a fidget to stop touching

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Confounding Solutions
March 17, 2020 6:31AM

If you want to stop yourself by touching face, than it is good to wear mask on face or wrap a handkerchief around face.

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Talyssa Butler
March 24, 2020 7:44PM

I can stop myself from touching anything( I will give you 2 tips) 1. get a shoelace and ask your auntie, dad, sister, brother to tie it to you! 2. By looking at gross videos like somebody vomiting and I know how disgusting that is.

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Danielle Perez
March 20, 2020 6:31PM

go to rehab

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Abigail Foucault
March 19, 2020 8:30PM

I usually just sit on my hands because I don't have the brain energy to tell myself something to stop me. But, if I'm typing, I'm gonna have to type with my feet

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Lisa McKinney
March 25, 2020 12:34PM

I just use my shirt if I need to scratch my nose! I taught kindergarten and this helped to keep germs from spreading.

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C McGriff
March 19, 2020 5:12PM

by saying if you do your body wont love you

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hannah james
March 23, 2020 2:22PM

clasp your hands together

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Sunset Beach
March 24, 2020 2:01AM


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Lonny Mccauley
March 23, 2020 1:04PM


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Jonah Alexander Errazo
March 23, 2020 11:17PM

Put cling wrap on

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Ciara Boyle
March 20, 2020 4:08PM

wear mittens

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Nelle Nockels
March 23, 2020 4:08PM

You use a plastic pointer thing you get at the dollar store and use that instead of your own finger.

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zave da fishies
March 23, 2020 10:32PM

someone touches their face an average of 10-20 times an hour without knowing so you cant not touch it

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me me
March 13, 2020 9:07PM

Put your hands in your pockets!


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March 18, 2020 7:14PM

I fix this by sitting on my hands. Weird, but it works 99% of the time for me. Hope this helps!

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March 19, 2020 7:26PM

well you could tape your hands to a chair if it help lololol

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March 12, 2020 9:26AM

But It's too hard, unfortunately differently everyone touch their face even 4 or 5 times in hour.

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Jazmine Bentley
March 18, 2020 7:16PM

By practicing not to not touch it when it itches

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Nalina Almodovar ( Student )
March 20, 2020 6:13PM

Just sit on your hands...if its hard,try to image that you have no hands.I know,its sad,but it works for me!

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Kylie Farrell
March 20, 2020 5:07PM

I could sit on my hands, or put lotion on my face to a. moisturize and b. I wouldn't want to touch my face and get lotion all over my hands and fingers and possibly inside my nails

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Autumn Donohoe
March 20, 2020 6:41PM

solution: sit on ur hands!!!!!! it really works!!!!!!!!!!!!🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

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March 25, 2020 3:22PM

Slap yourself everytime you get close until it becomes a habit, and eventually youll think twice about it :D

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Isralijah Guillaume
March 21, 2020 2:13AM

What u guys or girls should do is think of your had as the nastiest thing and if it touches ur face u will get thee Corona Virus or any other sickness u don't wont to het hope I helped. Also don't be to close to people or big crowd. Doucs yawl

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Mikoloplayz_ YT
March 24, 2020 10:35AM

Think about this .... if you touch ur face you may have more chances of death a earlier one and you collect so many germs from your hand and if you touch your head all the germs will go on you face and then to your body and that’s how corona virus 🦠 happens .

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Chloe The Malti-Tzu
March 24, 2020 5:30AM


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Leonce Nsengiyumva
March 22, 2020 9:27AM

what you need to do is put chili on your hand and every time you touch your body it will burn you,

or just know that if you touch your body you will have the coronavirus

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Kylah Smith-Jones
March 20, 2020 4:47PM

I usaully just go and do somthing else or eat somthing-_-;-). Or go do something that makes me happy

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March 23, 2020 9:49PM

act like you dont have a face

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Gabriel Tobierre
March 18, 2020 3:44PM

if you ither wash your hands or if u eating something

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Mika Mensah
March 18, 2020 6:30PM

even reading this I'm touching my face... WE ARE DOOMED!!!

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Madison Betush
March 18, 2020 8:05PM

I would distract yourself and not look in the mirror. That way you won't want to touch the face Occupy your hands with something else.

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An Tran
March 18, 2020 10:50PM

stop touching yourself!

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Rosalie Sun
March 19, 2020 8:37AM

I CAN’T stop touching my face! It’s sooo hard! Just remind yourself of COVID-19!!!

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March 20, 2020 8:10PM

you put some makeup on and that way everytime you touch ur face, you'll feel the make, up and that you know ur gonna ruin it .-.

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Eve Ryan
March 04, 2020 4:25PM

If it helps, you’re not the only one. According to a 2015 study, people touch their faces an average of 23 times per hour. That’s a pretty tough habit to break, but doing so could significantly decrease your risk of contracting infections.

One of the most common ways for infections to spread is when you touch something, picking up a germ, and then rub your eyes, nose, or mouth. To kick the habit, experts in hand hygiene (which, yes, is a real thing you can be an expert in) suggest changing something in your environment, like wearing something on your hands or face, to make you realize you’re touching your face. If you’re aware you’re doing it, you can train yourself to stop. And if you really need to scratch your nose or something, they suggest covering your hand in a tissue.

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Joseph Ero
March 18, 2020 4:09PM

remind yourself about COV-19.

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Eshha Thakur
March 23, 2020 7:33PM

You just put plastic wrap, and cut holes for breathing and eating.

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Ko Pehal
March 18, 2020 12:34PM

It is impossible to stop touching our face. The best thing that could save us from getting infected with the deadly virus is to keep our hands 100% clean and free from germs and viruses all the time then touching our face won’t give us any problem.

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Christiana Davis
March 17, 2020 6:14PM

this might be weird, but tape ur hands to a chair or hand-cuff ur hands behind u

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Ms Galaxy
March 17, 2020 5:53PM

fart on your hand and you will be disgusted and you wont touch it easy and simple :)

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Iqra Rasheed
March 17, 2020 10:54AM

Wrap your arms to your sides by duct tape.

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Frank Farmer
March 13, 2020 5:15AM

put long drying paint on finger tips

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Johan Boby
March 12, 2020 2:51AM

yes u can rip the skin of ur face so now u cant TOUCH it anymore :)

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eddie vasquez
March 11, 2020 10:10PM

slap yourself