For many people, a custom face mask is likely to remain a part of their life for a long time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our sources found that face masks, washing your hands, and keeping a strong distance from people remained the best way to avoid this disease. Caring for your custom face mask will help keep yourself safe.
Avoid Touching the Mask
When taking off your mask, it is important first to wash your hands or use 60% alcohol or higher hand sanitizer. Do not touch the front of your mask but instead grab the ear loops or untie the ties. Taking these steps helps to keep you from spreading this disease any further. It also helps keep you from getting it into your eyes and experiencing an infection in that way.
Remove any filters, throw them away, and place your mask directly in the laundry basket before you clean it. Later, you can put in more filters when you go out again. Filters help to minimize your risk of infection and shouldn’t be reused because they may contain trace amounts of bacteria or even the virus. After you wash your hands a second time, you can take care of your mask.
Cleaning Your Custom Mask
Read the directions for your custom face mask to see how it should be cleaned. If there are no instructions, there are a few different steps that you can take to keep your masks clean. For example, masks that use cotton-based materials can be washed in your laundry machine with hot water. Place it in with your other clothes, and it should be safely cleaned and sanitized.
If your mask is made of more delicate materials, you may need to wash them by hand. You can use hot, soapy water to sanitize your mask and keep it safe. Scrub it for at least 20 seconds before you finish, rubbing all sides of the mask and the ties. Then, you can place your mask in high heat in a normal dryer to sanitize it further. Try to do this after every use to minimize disease spread.
Then, you can place your custom face mask in storage to keep it protected. You don’t have to put it in any specialized storage container. A simple drawer is good enough. Find an empty or relatively clean place where you can place your mask.
With these tips, you will not only benefit from wearing a mask to keep you safe, but you will also take advantage of important safeguards to ensure your mask remains clean and safe to wear. To get started creating your custom face mask, reach out today!