After cutting peppers with a knife, don’t rub your eyes right away. We didn’t have to be the ones to tell you, but we wish someone had been there to tell us the first time we started experimenting with jalapeño peppers. Oh, God, we can remember the stinging sensation!
To get rid of the spiciness from your fingers and palm, wash your hands in oil. Any kind of vegetable oil will do. Somehow, the oil will get rid of the spiciness from the peppers, allowing you to safely touch your face and eyeballs without melting the skin off your face.