5 Qualities of an Ideal Face Mask

With almost only seven months after the global lockdown, nearly 30 million cases of COVID 19 with over 900,000 thousand deaths were already registered around the world. Without vaccines available for the general public, everybody can be infected by the dreaded virus. This should alarm everyone to wear face masks as protection.

Some are making their own face masks. The advantage of sewing your face masks is that you customize the PPE according to your liking and comfort. You can also add additional protection if you want too. But if you do not have the skill to make one for you and your family, you may have no other recourse than to buy.

Here are the qualities of a camo face mask that you should check when buying one.

face maskEffective

We wear a mask with the primary goal of protecting us from the virus. We should think of safety first more than any consideration when buying or making our own face masks. Three layers of protective materials can assure you that you are protected from inhaling droplets from infected people around you.

Washable

This is a very important quality to look for because it can connote so many things. If you buy washable face masks, it means that they are reusable. If you can reuse an item repeatedly, you are saving money, and you are helping the environment.

Always look for durable face masks, so even if you wash them many times, they will still serve their purpose.

Breathable

We are not wearing masks to prevent breathing outside air, but masks are used to strain viruses from the air so that they will not enter our airways. Face masks should allow us to breathe adequately, or we may be faced with other health hazards if they don’t. With a breathable mask, you will not be swearing much on the area that it covers.

Comfortable

This is the advantage when making your own face mask because you know what is comfortable for you. Whether you are buying or sewing your own mask, you have to ensure that it fits you perfectly and the fabric is made from cotton.

face maskNice-Looking

Leave the surgical face masks for our health workers to use in hospitals and clinics. They are plain-looking anyway. With many designs of face masks out there, it helps to buy one that suits your personality. With seven months of not wearing your lipstick, you can think that your face mask is a replacement of your beautiful lip color while we are still in a global health crisis.

Betty Parente