March 14, 2020

How To Stop Touching Your Face

​I take your flimsy face masks and I raise you.

⁣⁣⁣I touch my face a lot. I mean a lot. Which ain’t good right now. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

So my solution is to wear this. It’s double good because the glass mask ⁣that goes on the front is magnified so you don’t need your reading ⁣glasses. Extra ace. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

For those of you not lucky enough to have access to vintage diving masks⁣ here’s a tip to on how stop touching your face - put a strong smell on⁣ your hands. ⁣⁣⁣This should grab your attention and remind you to PUT THE HANDS DOWN. ⁣

Smell is the superhighway to the brain so grabs our attention quickly ⁣(Side tip: we are washing our hands a lot AREN'T WE so you could put the⁣ smell on your shirt cuffs. I don't know how to help if you are wearing a⁣ t-shirt.) ⁣⁣⁣

Smells you might try this with are peppermint, clove or ginger oil. You⁣ could try garlic and get the added benefit that no one will sit next to⁣ you. Or try very strongly fragranced soap - I am a huge fan Wright's ⁣Coal Tar soap. ​

It’s a similar idea to the horrible stuff you put on kids’ nails to stop⁣ them biting them. Essentially you interrupt the habitual behaviour to ⁣stop it. ⁣⁣So who is game for trying this? What smells are will you try out? Tell ⁣me in the comments below. And share with others if it helps you. ⁣⁣