We know wearing a face mask can be difficult! Covid-19 has pushed us all out of our comfort zone, but we need to remember, you can PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS when you wear an appropriate face mask.*
Check out some of these hints & tips to help make your face mask that little bit more comfortable!
MY FACE MASK MAKES MY GLASSES FOG UP
You are not alone! This is one of the most common 'bugs' for our spectacle-wearing friends.
Make your Mask Fit: When your mask is too loose, the warm air from your breathing will naturally escape & rise to your glasses. Buy a mask that you can fit to your face, much like the Paragon Health surgical masks, the flexible nose bridge allows you to mould the mask to fit, helping to limit air escaping.
Soap & Water: Washing your glasses with soap & water, & allowing them to air dry, can help create a layer (or film) on your lens that may limit condensation on. Keep them clean!
Anti-Fog Sprays: Your local pharmacy or grocery store may have a suitable spray for your lenses. An anti-fog spray could be the perfect solution if tips 1 & 2 don't do the trick.
MY SKIN IS BREAKING OUT
As the length of time we must wear a face mask increases, you can sometimes see the effects on your skin.
Moisturise: Keeping your skin hydrated, especially in areas that are prone to irritation, can help reduce the negative effects on your skin.
Wash Your Face: If possible, wash your face before & after wearing your mask for long periods of time.
I HAVE TROUBLE BREATHING IN MY MASK
Wearing a face mask is tough, & sometimes you may think that catching your breath is difficult.
Remain calm: Face masks, like our Type IIR masks, are created to allow you to breathe, exhaling freely & filtering ≥98% bacteria as you breathe in. Try to remain calm & breathe normally, the mask will let you!
Don't forget! Face masks are here to protect you & protect others.
Check out the World Health Organization's 'Do's & Don'ts' for wearing a face mask.
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.