You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

8 Parts of Your Body You Should Never Touch

Reader's Digest Logo By Jenn Morson of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 8: Look around a coffee shop and you'll see a good number of people resting their face in their hands. But unless you are washing your face or applying moisturizer, hands off! According to Matthew Lee, microbiologist, 'Your hands contain oils that can plug your pores and worsen your acne. The germs on your fingers can exacerbate this effect.' So to help keep your face clean and pimple-free, don't touch. These are the acne treatments dermatologists use on themselves.

Keep your hands off your face

Our hands are covered in germs that are spread to these sensitive body parts, and in some instances, they can also gather more germs which are then transmitted to other people. These habits are damaging to your health and the health of those around you.

Look around a coffee shop and you'll see a good number of people resting their face in their hands. But unless you are washing your face or applying moisturizer, hands off! According to Matthew Lee, microbiologist, 'Your hands contain oils that can plug your pores and worsen your acne. The germs on your fingers can exacerbate this effect.' So to help keep your face clean and pimple-free, don't touch. 
© Rido/shutterstock

More from Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon