Do's & Don't's of Wearing Face Masks

Before 2020, had you ever wore a face mask before? I think I can guess for the majority of you the answer is NO! If there is one positive we should take from this year - at the very least we will all know the correct way to wear a face mask!

But do you?

The World Health Organization has a great infographic on the 'Do's & Don'ts' of wearing face masks and we wanted to highlight some of the key points to make sure you are protecting yourself in the right way.*

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ENSURE THE COLOURED-SIDE FACES OUTWARD

This may not seem important but believe us, it is! The coloured side, for example the blue side, should always face out as this is the 'splash resistant' material that stops any droplets from entering the front of the mask.

If you wear the coloured-side in, any droplets will absorb into the material and could potentially put you at more risk.

MOULD YOUR NOSE BRIDGE

High quality masks, much like our Type IIR Face Masks, will have an adjustable nose bridge that you can mould to fit your face.

It is important that you mould this to stop any air/particles from escaping.

Extra tip! This can also stop your glasses from fogging up.

WEAR YOUR MASK OVER YOUR MOUTH & NOSE

This might seem like an obvious one, but wearing your mask over just your mouth OR your nose will defeat the purpose.

You must cover both your nose and mouth to make the mask effective.

WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE & AFTER

Washing your hands thoroughly both before you put the mask on, and after you take it off, can help protect you from the transfer of bacteria.

 

Remember, wearing a face mask, and following other government guidelines, can help protect you and others around you from the spread of bacteria and viruses such as Covid-19.  

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When and how to use masks. (n.d.). Retrieved October 01, 2020, from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

 

*Note: The purpose of this blog is to give an overview of the product with some tips to consider on its use. This is not intended to be a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, prescription or treatment and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. For advice with your personal health or that of someone in your care, consult your doctor or appropriate medical professional.