How to Pick the Best Face Mask for You?

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“Covid time was not a fun time, I’ll say that much. There was probably a week and a half there that was pretty miserable. And obviously I wouldn’t want anyone to have to go through that,” said Lindsey Horan, an American professional soccer player for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Well, the CDC has recommended wearing a mask when you are going outside your house and maintain proper social distancing in public places. UVMask is one of the biggest innovations that uses UV-C light, which can kill off bacteria and viruses with ease. UV Mask, a face mask that has a built-in UV-C filter. It is one of the safest masks right now.

Here is how to pick the best face mask for you:

Handmade and cloth face mask:

Well, the cloth mask is mostly recommended for people who do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and when you face difficulties in maintaining social distancing in a public or crowded place.

it helps you in the prevention of droplets that produce when a person talks, sneezes, or coughs. Those tiny droplets travel through the air and cause infection to another person.

The tiny droplets are known as aerosols.

Surgical masks:

The wearing of a surgical mask or the medical mask is a very old practice followed by the healthcare industry for a long time. The FDA has recommended that the surgical mask should be given to those who are infected with coronavirus or have a heavy risk of illness from COVID-19. The surgical mask is a disposable mask that creates a physical barrier between the nose and mouth of the wearer and it also creates a barrier from the potential contaminants in your surroundings.

N95 respirators:

N95 respirators are also known as surgical N95 respirators. It can filter tiny particles of size 0.1- 0.3 microns and they have a filtration rate of 95%. This means it can filter small particles that come along with the air and also the respiratory droplets that transmit from one person to another.

Well, some studies show that if you wear the N95 mask correctly then it can be more effective than the surgical mask for the prevention of coronavirus.

If we talk about cloth masks then if they are made of only one material then N95 marks perform much better but if the cloth mask is made of two different materials then it works as same as N95 masks.

How to wear the mask properly:

Well, we know that masks cannot prevent you from the infection of the COVID-19 virus, but they can reduce the transmission of the virus from one person to another if worn properly.

Putting a mask on

  1. Make sure that your mask completely fits your nose, face, and chin.
  2. Do not touch your mask while wearing them, use the elastic strips to wear them.

Taking the mask off:

  1. Take the help of elastic bands to remove your mask.
  2. Do not touch your mask while removing them.
  3. If you are using a cloth mask then wash ut before the next use and if you are using a disposable mask then dispose of it properly.
  4. Wash your hands after removing your mask.