Use gloves ... for one... Our hands have "crap" like lotion and soaps on them... and two... Anemones sting!
You are telling us that you never put your hands in your tank? That is cool..I am a hands on kind of person. I don't use gloves to wash dishes.
How did you put the anemone in the tank, drop it in?
While I agree with the gloves for some of the corals and such, have you ever tried to handle an anemone with rubber gloves? I did once, and it slithered right away from me. Very Slimy.
I make sure I rinse my hands under hot water and then cold for a while before ever putting them in my tank. I do know that while anemones sting the inhabitants in the tank, They have never hurt me..matter of fact, not even a tingle. Now that is not to say that someone is not allergic, I am not going to put the message out there that anemones sting and we can't handle them. It isn't true in my book.