As humans, we regularly have our hands covered in germs that are spread to sensitive areas of our body, and in some instances, they can also gather more germs which are then transmitted to other people.
Touching all parts of your body can be damaging not only to your health, but to those of the people around you. As such, here are all the parts of your body you should avoid touching.
Look around you, there is a chance you will see more than a few people resting their face in their hands. Unless you are washing your face or applying moisturizer, avoid touching your face.
Your hands contain oils that can plug your pores and worsen your acne. The germs on your fingers can worsen the effect of your acne. To keep your face free of pimples, avoid touching your face.
The belly button is one of the dirtiest part of the body, as it harbours a high population of bacteria. Due to the fact that the area is not easily accessible, it remains dirty even after showering.
The shape of your navel makes it easy to collect dirt, which can even cause a strong smell. Touching your belly button with germy fingers can cause serious infections.
A lot of dirt and bacteria can be found under fingernails and toenails. Diligent washing your hands will not completely eradicate these germs, and that is one of the reasons medical practitioners wear gloves.
Picking these body parts loosen and release the various bits of grime and bacteria onto their hands, which can then be spread to other surfaces. Make an effort to break any nail-digging habits, as they are unhealthy for you and those around you.
The eyes are some of the most sensitive human organs and touching them will not only introduce germs but you can also introduce micro-particles of dirt, which can cause irritation and even scratches to your corneas.
If you can’t avoid touching your eyes, wash your hands thoroughly every time. Resist the urge to rub your eyes as this can also cause more wrinkles and dark circles over time. If you have itchy eyes, you can make them wet by using re-wetting drops. This will help keep irritation at bay.
The insides of our ears are delicate and very prone to damage. As a result of this, you should resist the urge to dig in deep to remove ear wax. The skin that lines the ear canal is very thin and subject to micro tears which can lead to deafness over time.
The inside of the nose contains its own healthy bacteria. When you dip your fingers in there, you introduce different bacteria, which can cause infections. Also, your hands will then carry out the nose bacteria and spread it around, which can cause even more problems during cold/flu season.
The Human mouth alone hosts around 34 to 72 different strains of bacteria. Most of them are harmless, as some are even beneficial to your oral health.
However, adding extra germs from your hands (and the doorknob, banister, money, and microwave buttons you touched along the way) disrupts the balance of your mouth and is a quick way of getting sick.
If you’re already sick, touching your mouth may help transfer germs from your mouth to other people with whom you make contact, either by shaking their hand or making use of their personal effects. To minimise these risks, avoid touching your mouth.
Touching your anal region is an excellent way to spread germs, even dangerous E.coli. Contact with the anal region of the body can facilitate the transfer of a normal gastrointestinal tract residential organism through hands that touch, either directly or indirectly to the mouth or eyes, where it becomes an agent for an infection.