Wearing face masks when ill or in high contamination areas is a relatively new practice in the United States. This can make it difficult to know exactly how to wear a mask. Below are some tips that can be used with both disposable and cloth masks.
Cover Your Nose
It is best to wear your mask over your nose at all times. While this may seem obvious to some, it is not always obvious to others. Air can enter your lungs through both your mouth and nose. Covering both helps to make it less likely that germs and viruses will enter your body. If you are ill, wearing your mask this way will also make it less likely that the germs will get out and infect others.
Add Scented Mask Pads
Some people do not like to wear masks all day because they begin to smell. This can happen even if you brush your teeth thoroughly each day. One way to combat this is to use AcupoinTouch scented mask pads. These mask pads are made with bamboo fibers, which can more effectively hold onto scents than some other fabrics. These mask pads are infused with pleasant scents. This can help to drown out any bad scents caused by breathing into the mask all day.
Wash or Replace the Mask Often
If you are using a disposable mask, it’s best to throw the mask away when you are done using it once. This could be a period of a few minutes or a few hours. When using a cloth mask, wash it after each use or once a day. It is best to have both cloth and disposable masks on-hand to fit your needs.
Keep these masks etiquette tips in mind. This way, you can keep yourself and those around you as safe as possible.