With the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths increasing by the day, more and more states are mandating the use of face masks and face coverings in public. Even if you live in a state where face masks are not mandated, it’s worth keeping in mind that there is a growing body of evidence, including this recent study, that points to the fact that wearing a face mask will significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19.
There’s a good chance that you have a number of unanswered questions about face masks buzzing around in your head. After all, most of us aren’t used to wearing a face mask at all, let alone on a regular basis.
To help you feel confident and comfortable wearing your mask, we’ve put together this FAQ — straightforward answers to your top questions about masks.
1. How Do You Wash a Face Mask?
You’re certainly not alone in wondering how to wash a face mask. Washing your face mask is not only environmentally friendly, but also a great way to save on mask-buying costs. The answer to this question depends on which type of mask you have. If you’ve bought a disposable mask, John Hopkins Medicine advises that these masks, “cannot be laundered or cleaned and should be thrown away when it is visibly soiled or damaged.”
This is one of the many reasons why many people prefer to buy high-quality, reusable cloth masks, such as Boomer Natural's 30-day Reusable Face Mask with Nano-Silver Technology. Washing this mask couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is machine wash it with warm water and then air-dry it. Unlike disposable face masks, Boomer Naturals’ face masks can be worn and washed up to 30 times.
2. How Should a Face Mask Fit?
Learning how to fit your face mask on your face correctly is essential. If you are wearing your face mask incorrectly, it will not protect you as effectively as possible against COVID-19. That is why we strongly recommend following expert advice about how to properly fit a face mask.
The CDC advises that a face mask should fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of your face. They also advise that it should be put over your nose and mouth and secured under your chin.
3. Is it Worth Buying a Face Mask With Adjustable Ear Loops?
Yes, it’s definitely worth buying a face mask with adjustable ear loops. As we mentioned above, in order for your face mask to offer you the most effective level of protection possible, it’s critical that it fits properly to your face.
Face masks with adjustable ear loops are able to properly contour to the shape of your face. What’s more, because these face masks can be easily adjusted so they don’t feel too tight or loose, they are far more comfortable to wear than face masks without adjustable ear loops.
4. How Do You Wear a Face Mask with Glasses?
If you’re a regular or occasional glasses wearer, you’ll no doubt be curious about how to wear a face mask with glasses. It can be a frustrating thing to see your glasses fogging up soon after putting on your face mask. Fortunately, there is no shortage of things you can do to make wearing a face mask with glasses a more pleasant experience.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends trying out the following five tips:
- Fit the mask properly to your face.
- Use medical or athletic tape to close the gap between the bridge of your nose and the top of your mask.
- Wipe your lenses before wearing them.
- Adjust your glasses.
- Rest your glasses over your face mask.
5. Is it Safe to Exercise With a Mask On?
Generally speaking, yes, it’s safe to exercise with a mask on. Just be sure to keep a few vital considerations in mind as you’re exercising. According to physical therapist Grayson Wickham, it’s crucial to monitor and watch out for symptoms such as light-headedness, dizziness, numbness or tingling and shortness of breath.
He notes that it’s especially important for people who have underlying cardiovascular or respiratory conditions to take caution when exercising with a face mask on.
6. What is a Recommended Face Mask for Kids?
Finding a high-quality face mask that’s made with your kid’s needs in mind can be a mission. Many face masks may look good enough, but worryingly, they may not be designed with their health or comfort as top priorities. That’s why Boomer Naturals’ Nano-Silver Reusable Protective Face Mask for Kids comes so highly-recommended.
It offers the same high level of protection and all of the attractive features that Boomer Natural’s Adult Face Masks offer, but in a size that is perfect for children. Just like the adult version, it meets World Health Organization (WHO) standards and is also reusable and comfortable. As an added bonus, it comes in a variety of fun designs and colors your kid is sure to love.
7. Where Can I Find High-Quality Face Masks to Buy Online?
It can be challenging to find high-quality face masks to buy online. Not only is it difficult to determine which face masks will genuinely help to protect you and your family against COVID-19, but it can also be a hassle to find a face mask company that doesn’t constantly sell out.
Boomer Naturals’ comfortable and reusable face masks address both of these problems. The masks meet World Health Organization (WHO)’s recent COVID-19 face mask guidelines as they are:
- Made with a safe 65% cotton and 35% polyester blend
- Boast three different layers that prevent droplets from spreading, including an antimicrobial layer of nano-silver.
If you’re tired of seeing “SOLD OUT” labels every time you’re on the hunt for face masks, you also won’t need to worry about this with Boomer Naturals. We restock over 500,000 face masks every week and we have millions of dollars of product always in stock in the United States, so you can trust that we will be fully stocked whenever you need them. We’re also dedicated to providing masks for those in need, and we donate one mask for every online order we receive.