Expensive creams, facials, injections, and doctors – keeping your skin in tiptop shape isn’t cheap. So it’s no wonder I look for inexpensive ways to take care of my skin. A healthy diet, lots of water, and relaxation all work well. But the number one trick to better skin is keeping my hands off my face. It’s such a simple concept. And sometimes it’s the simplest things we often overlook. Unless I’ve just washed and dried my hands, I try not to touch my face.

I say “try” because it’s impossible to go totally hands free. And there’s an equally simple reason for this. All those germs and bacteria inhabiting cell phones, remote controls, and door handles (just to name a few) have no business being on your face. But it’s not viable to completely eliminate them from day to day life.