How do I put on a mask?
It is important to ensure correct protection by fitting the mask properly and following the guidelines provided.
After selecting a mask that suits our needs (age, beard, etc.) we must position it correctly so that it covers the nose, fits correctly on both sides of the face and fits snugly under the chin.
To better fit our mask and ensure greater protection, two masks can be worn: a disposable mask underneath, and a cloth mask on top.
If the rubber bands that hold the mask on the ears are too large, adjustment accessories can be used or the bands can be knotted.
Remember that the mask should NOT be placed only on the nose without covering the mouth, on the chin without covering the nose, on the neck, forehead and other parts of the body.
How to store the mask?
In case of using fabric mask , it is essential to wash it regularly and properly according to the instructions given by the manufacturer.
Dirty masks: if the mask is wet, its effectiveness will be reduced. It is recommended that the mask be stored until it can be washed and dried. This can be caused by sweat, make-up, food or saliva among other factors.
Clean face masks: remember that face masks have a specific time of use. You can store them in a bag or compartment for masks temporarily, so that they can be used at a later date.
How to disinfect a mask?
Disposable respirators should be reused after the usage time has expired.
Reusable or cloth respirators need to be washed frequently to ensure protection. It is recommended that the mask be washed daily. It can be washed with the rest of your clothes, with detergent or by hand with water and detergent.
Afterwards, let it dry completely before using it again.
In case of doubt, it is recommended to follow the mask manufacturer's instructions, which are usually described on the packaging.
What is the best mask?
There are numerous types of masks to choose from: the first and fundamental criterion is that it must be approved in order to guarantee that it will protect the person in case of contact with the virus.
The best mask is the one that best suits the characteristics of each person, it is important to individualise in order to choose the best option.
It must fit perfectly to the face of the person who wears it: in the case of children, it is recommended to choose one according to their size, in case of having a beard or other type of facial hair, use a double mask or closing adjustments.
Fabric masks: have multiple layers of breathable fabric and a nosepiece for improved fit and support.
Disposable facemasks: multiple layers of the material used and a nosepiece. Various types are available.