It’s flu season, the time of year when taking extra steps to protect yourself is a good idea. Getting a flu shot and avoiding people who are sick can help. So can properly washing your hands with soap and water more often. But even with these steps, it’s still easy to pick up germs this time of year. So try to get in the habit of making your face a no-touch zone. If your nose or eyes itch, wash your hands first, then use a tissue to relieve the itch. Then wash your hands properly once again. And avoid biting your nails or resting your chin in your hand.