Not only face masks are mandatory in most parts of the world, but also they are our only protection against the novel virus. Therefore, you need to invest time & effort to pick the right face mask that keeps you safe & healthy unless you are vaccinated.
Read on to know what types of reusable face masks available in the market, various mask fabric, and features to look-in.
These are the simplest and the most popular range of masks available. A pleated face mask is a rectangular piece of clothing — commonly made of cotton — with pleats to fit-into every face type with ease.
Another simple design yet the best-selling range is moulded face masks. They are different from pleated masks in terms of how snug-fit they are and provide better protection.
Opt for a multi-layered moulded face mask.
Be wary when buying a face mask with a valve, as the valves only filter the air coming in, which ultimately negates the purpose of wearing a face mask.
Further, medical experts suggest not to wear valved face masks.
Tightly woven cotton is highly effective in filtering out harmful particles. Cotton is a tried & tested face mask material across the globe. For more protection, consider multi-layers.
It is a non-woven synthetic material that has moisture-wicking and good filtration properties. It is the material from which high-grade medical face masks are made.
Compared to cotton, they are way more breathable and comfortable to wear all day long.
Silk has a unique property of repelling water droplets, therefore can effectively protect you from virus-loaded droplets by absorbing it — but this isn’t scientifically proven yet.
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