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Your Ultimate Guide to a Cloth Face Mask

Transmitting infectious diseases via mouth droplets is a genuine threat, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Wearing a mask has already become a priority in 2020, as most countries depend on it to control the spread. By far, this could be the easiest solution to diminish the COVID-19 virus spread if worn by a majority. Countries that emphasized wearing a facemask, testing, and social distancing during the early stages of the pandemic decelerated the virus. 

 

During the pandemic, when surgical and N-95 masks are difficult to find and afford, cloth masks are the best alternative as they are easy to make, find, and are reuse. These masks are made from homemade materials, such as cotton, tightly woven into multiple layers. They are easy to make, and the best part, instructions are readily available online. In fact, the CDC website shares directions for no-sew masks made from T-shirts and Bandannas.

How to Wear a Cloth Face Mask?

How to Properly Wear a Facemask - COVID-19, Featured, Health Topics - Hackensack Meridian Health

CDC recommends all to wear a cloth facemask in public settings where social distancing can be challenging, such as public transportation. We are listing some important pointers to help you putting on and taking off the mask:

  • Always sanitize your hands before wearing and removing a mask
  • The facemask should cover your nose and mouth
  • Use ear loops or tie behind your head to make sure it fits and covers your mouth
  • Avoid touching facemask while wearing one
  • Wash or sanitize your hands when you accidentally touched your mask
  • Always wash your facemask when it gets wet or dirty. Until then, wear another one.
  • Remove the mask by untying it or removing ear loops without touching the mask.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands after removing a mask
  • Wash it with water and soap by hands or in a washing machine
  • You can wash it with your other clothes

The following facemasks precautions are worth noting:

  • Don’t mask those who are unconscious, facing trouble breathing, or can’t remove the facemask by themselves
  • Avoid putting masks on children under two years old
  • Facemasks are not a substitute for social distancing

How to Adjust Yourself to a Face Mask?

How to Adjust Yourself to a Face Mask?
Img Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

 

Since wearing a mask was never a norm, adjusting to a mask is challenging. Note down the tips to help you get used to of it:

Slow Start – Start by wearing a mask for a short period. You can start by wearing one while watching television or on a short walk. Gradually wear the mask for longer until you feel comfortable.

Find your Fit–Masks that are not comfortable are not for you. Find one that fits perfectly and is comfortable. Cloth masks come in various sizes, shapes, and designs, so choose the one that meets your needs or allow us to do that on your behalf. We at C29 Mask are experts in making and recommending the best cloth face masks.

If you still feel uncomfortable wearing masks after implementing these tips, consider talking to your doctor. Until then, let us look at the benefits of cloth face masks.

Upsides of Cloth Face Masks:

The USA’s government announced that people must wear cloth face masks and maintain social distancing, especially when traveling in public transport or shopping. For obvious reasons, C29 Mask creates reusable cloth face masks in the USA to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our products do so without affecting the environment. Undoubtedly, our face mask products have created a buzz in the market and on social media. Consider these masks as experts recommend them:

Surgical masks are for healthcare professionals only

Countries all around the world faced a shortage of surgical masks. This caused great concern for frontline healthcare professionals that are more prone to the disease. Since surgical masks are vital for healthcare professionals and are unnecessary for the public, a cloth mask is appropriate. It obstructs droplets from reaching and infecting others.

Challenges for the public to dispose of surgical masks

The public needs to practice caution when handling surgical masks appropriately; else, they can negatively affect health and the overall environment.

Disposable masks are hazardous to our environment

Disposable facemasks, also known as surgical masks, are made of single-use plastic. About 150 million tons of such plastic is made every year. A surge in surgical masks would increase the single-use plastic production resulting in a considerable environmental impact. Recently, a bulk of facemasks were seen on the shores in Hong Kong, harming marine life. However, our masks and traveling pouch are free from single-use plastic.

Cloth-based facemasks protect your money

Cloth-based facemasks can be washed and wear 50 times. They save you the cost of 50 surgical masks. Thus, the stock for the surgical masks remains replenished.

No contamination, incarcerations and other disposal concerns

Disposable used masks found on streets, benches, parks, and other public places could accelerate diseases if touched by other human beings. Contrariwise, cloth-based face masks protect us from unwanted contaminants. Our masks come with a protective pouch that can store the cloth masks to avoid contamination. Both facemasks and pouch are washable; thus, they remain usable multiple times.

 

Search no more for the best reusable cloth face mask in the USA as C29Mask has you covered!