If you don’t think you touch your face, or don’t realize how much, here’s a simple test:
- Cut up some hot peppers. Real hot peppers… Scotch Bonnet or hotter (ghost peppers, Carolina Reapers, etc.). Cut up so they’d be suitable for a tapenade.
- Make sure you don’t wear gloves.
- Wipe your hands afterwards with papers towels.
- Go about your business as usual.
You will know when you’ve touched too close to your eyes. It will happen. It’s a good reminder that we’re not invincible.