You just might have touched some parts of your body on the list before reading this but I hope you wouldn’t touch them with your hands after reading this.
Here are 6 parts of your body you should never touch with your hands
1. Your butt
You definitely don’t need this article to let you know about the dangers of touching your butt with your hands. Never touch your butt except you are washing or wiping because the anus contains bacteria that are potentially harmful.
2. Your nostrils
Keep your hands off your nostrils. According to a 2006 study published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, people who put their hands inside their nose were 51% more likely to carry staphylococcus aureus bacteria in their nose.
3. Ear canal
Sticking your fingers into your ears can tear the thin skin that lines the ear canal. If you feel the urge to stick your hands into your ears due to an itching sensation in your ear, it’s advisable you see an otolaryngologist who can access the cause of the itching.
4. Your face
Touching your face with your hands increases your likelihood of getting sick and also causing pimples. The only time your hands should touch your face is when you are applying skincare or washing your face.
5. Your eyes
Touching your eyes with your hands increases the likelihood of germs entering your eyes. You are only permitted to touch your eyes when you are washing away a particle that found its way into your eyes or when you’re putting in contacts.
6. Your mouth
According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, you transfer germs from your hands to your mouth when you put your hands in your mouth.
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