Face Masks (8 Products)

Radical solutions are often needed during special situations. One of the means of protecting us against infection is a face mask, already in use not only on the streets of Asian cities, but also in the West. A face mask has become an inseparable element of clothing, which matches the rest of the outfit. However, its function and actual purpose should not be forgotten. When is it advisable to use a disposable face mask and when is it better to buy a reusable one? Read More
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Protective face masks – standard hospital equipment

Until now, you have probably encountered face masks mostly in hospitals and surgeries. Doctors and hospital staff are used to taking necessary precautions and practicing increased hygiene. Doctors confirm that wearing protective face masks helps to effectively flatten the epidemic curve.

How do you put a face mask on properly?

Two simple steps are enough. Before putting it on, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or a disinfectant. Cover your mouth and nose with the mask and make sure that there are no gaps between your face and the mask. Then tie the straps tightly behind your head or pull the elastic band over your ears – it’s as simple as that.

Disposable face masks – how do you use them?

Many people wonder whether wearing disposable face masks is advisable. This type of protection should be used primarily by infected people to protect the healthy against microorganisms contained in saliva, which are spread by coughing, sneezing and even talking. Pathogens may also be found in microdroplets of water vapour which are invisible to the naked eye. Healthy people should treat this type of protection as their "shield" preventing bacteria, viruses and urban pollution from getting into the body. Disposable face masks are made of several layers of non-sterile filter fleece. They are universal in size, lightweight and do not make breathing difficult. They should be discarded after use, as wet or dirty masks cause the spread of bacteria and skin problems. If you are wearing a disposable face mask, do not touch it. If you do this, disinfect your hands with an alcohol-based liquid or wash your hands with warm water and soap. The mask must be replaced with a new one as soon as it gets slightly wet. For hygiene reasons, disposable face masks should not be used again. To remove the mask, grab it from behind by the knot, put it in a closable bin and wash your hands. Do not throw the used mask in the toilet.

Reusable face masks

Reusable and anatomically shaped face masks constitute another type of protection. You can wear them not only on the street, but also when working with hard wood, glass fibre, some metal and plastic blends and plastics (with the exclusion of PVC). These more technologically advanced masks allow easy breathing, and at the same time protect against industrial dust and fumes. They are marked as FFP2 or category III on the packaging. These masks are better suited to the face and do not contain any allergenic latex. Storing them is also easier: they can be folded up, and in this way take up less space e.g. in luggage. The mask, introduced into the urban landscape during the pandemic, may soon become an everyday feature of clothing and a healthy habit. It is worn every day by, for example, the Chinese and Japanese. Discipline and greater than usual care of hygiene will help reduce the number of cases and return us to "normality" faster. In addition to preventing the transmission of germs, protective face masks protect against pollution and reduce the absorption of smog. These are their additional, relevant assets, therefore it is very likely that they will stay with us for good in the cities.

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