Disposable Face Masks and How to Use Them

We’re now more than 2 years into the COVID-19 global pandemic and people have become accustomed to wearing disposable face masks.

Why should you wear a mask?

Research indicates that wearing masks can slow the spread of viral loads by up to 80%.

Disposable face masks are the perfect way to protect against foreign bacteria entering your airways and trapping any harmful emissions trapped inside with ease.

Disposable face masks offers ample protection to help avoid being infected by others carrying contagious diseases such as plague, cholera etcetera.

How to use a facemask safely?

To reduce the danger of infection when wearing a mask, whether the one you buy or make yourself, you need to know how to use it properly and safely. Wear a high-quality mask that is comfortable for you to wear and fits you properly.

Make sure your mask is unscratched, dry, and damaged.

Before putting on your mask, wash your hands with soap and water, then thoroughly dry them. You can also use hand sanitizer.

When wearing the mask, stay away from touching the front.

If your mask has to be adjusted, do it, and then wash your hands.

If your mask is soiled, damaged, or wet, replace it.

After use, carefully take off your mask to avoid contaminating your hands, and store or properly discard it in a trash can, not a recycling bin.

Wash your hands after removing the mask.

Single-use, disposable face masks should not be disinfected.

Face masks should never be shared.

How should the disposable face mask be adjusted to fit your face?

The disposable face masks standard design could fit most face shapes well, but there are still a few people who find that the mask does not fit the face perfectly. When you meet a situation like this, you could do the below suggestions:

1. Adjust the nose bar to ensure that the top part could fully fit your face curve.

2. Fully unfold the folded part to cover your nose and mouth and chin.

3. If you feel the ear loops are too long for you, you could make a cross on each side ear loop and then hang it on your ears. Or you could just adjust the earloops to the perfect length and then tie the extra part to a knot.