The technique to stop touching your face that, according to science, works (and prevents you from getting coronavirus)

Alongside washing hands often, staying home and keep social distance In the supermarket, the most widespread health advice to reduce the risk of contagion of the coronavirus is not to touch your face. Something that is easier to say than to do. We touch our faces without realizing when we are bored, when we get stressed, we are anxious, something itches us… basically, we touch our faces nonstop. But are we able to control this unconscious movement with our will power? Scientists from the University of Nevada at Las VegasThey believe that they have and have published a series of guidelines that can help us.

The first step is to become aware of when and why you touch your face (because something stung me, because I was nervous, because I was bored …). To make that awareness more affective write down in a newspaper those situations in which you touched your face and what were you doing and feeling at the time.

By keeping that record you will realize that there is a pattern, a series of reasons that lead you to touch your face. As well. It is time to replace that facial touch with other behavior that does not put you at risk of contracting the coronavirus. Options? Experts from the University of Nevada propose several: clench your fists, sit on your hands, press your palms on your thighs… the trick is to keep your hands occupied in a comfortable posture that has them under control for at least a minute (or until the need to touch your face disappears).

In addition to deciding what you are going to use your hands when you feel like scratching your nose or rubbing your eyes, you should make a list of things to change in your environment to avoid situations in which you usually resort to touching your face.

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For example, if your curly hair tends to make your hair run out and tickle and itch your face, abandon your style of mane in the usual wind during the coronavirus crisis and become a fan of the collected ones, the diadems and the coleteros (And maybe a hairsplash for the most rebellious hairs?) If your glasses are poorly adjusted and force you to put them up again and againWhen they open the optics again, ask them to adjust them and while trying to solve the problem at home with hair bands to prevent them from slipping … You are in quarantine and you have all the time in the world to make a behavior diary and think of solutions.

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