There are proper ways to wear our face masks. But unfortunately, we’ve seen people not following it. And so it is the right time for us to be reminded of how we should wear it. Please share this with your family and friends.
Clean your hands
First of all, you have to clean your hands before you put on your face mask. Either you wash it with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub if you are outside. Also, you should not make it a habit to touch your face mask with your hands. This is especially true when you are out in the open.
Replace your face masks
If you are using a washable face mask, clean it right away once you get home. Or if you have a single-use mask, dispose it properly and never re-use it. Plus, do not place it where your children can easily reach it. Again, the best solution is to wash it right away or throw it in a closed bin.
Properly remove your face mask
When removing your face mask, you must know how to do it properly. Please remove it from the back instead of touching the front of the mask. After doing so, wash your hands right away.
Wear your face mask tightly
Your face mask should not be worn loosely. Make sure that you follow the instructions on how to use it and the mask should fall flat on your face. Lastly, always cover both your mouth and nose.
Kinds of face masks
It is also fitting that we briefly discuss the type of face masks we need to use this pandemic.
These can be used by non-health workers and can be a good project while most of us are staying at home. If you are going to do your face mask, make sure to use at least two layers of fabrics or materials. You can also add a pocket so you can place an additional filter. A wire ribbon is also optional to perfectly fit it on your face. Just don’t forget to wash it every time you use it.
This is what we commonly see around and is widely available in the market wherein it has blue and white corners. It could protect you from larger droplets from a sick person. But these are not highly effective for blocking the coronavirus.
N95 respirator masks
This could filter at least 95% of the tiniest particles in the air. However, you need to ensure that it fits properly.
The tips above are crucial and must be followed. Otherwise, just wearing a mask will not provide you with the right protection from COVID-19. And as always, maintain a proper distance of one meter from each other. Continue having a healthy lifestyle and boost your immunity.
Most countries are now lifting their shelter-in-place measures, and more people are going out of their homes to work. Having said that, we must all take extra precautions.