10 Reasons to Wear a Face Mask Right Now

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10 Reasons to Wear a Face Mask Right Now

While just a few months ago anyone wearing a reusable face mask in public would have drawn stares in most countries, face masks are now a reminder of the strange coronavirus times we live in. The good news is that governments around the world are starting to ease their lockdowns orders. Citizens are allowed out of their houses to mingle in the wider world again and reunite with friends and family (but still in small numbers). The numbers are growing of people who are opting to wear face masks in public, and the CDC has strongly recommended the use of face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Here are a few reasons why you should start wearing a face mask right now while COVID-19 continues to exist in our world:

Face Masks Help Us Return to Normal Life Quicker

The whole idea of wearing non-medical face masks is to protect the individuals with whom the face mask wearer comes into contact. The mask will help decrease the spread of COVID-19 and many other germs, bacteria and viruses. If everyone took this safety precaution seriously, we would flatten the curve and return back to normal faster.


You are Sick


This should be a no-brainer! If you have any symptoms, such as cough, fever, fatigue or if you have been in contact with someone who has those symptoms, you should be wearing a face mask.


You’re a Caretaker


You need to protect yourself and those in your care. Even if you or the person under your care are not displaying any symptoms, the face mask will reduce the risk of you getting infected.


You are a Health Worker


They are the heroes of 2020! Wearing masks will help health workers protect themselves and their families from the virus, as there's less chance they'll get infected and bring it home.


Set Up A Barrier


Coughing, sneezing and talking are the main ways the virus goes into the environment and contaminates the air or surfaces. Wearing a face mask can help you stop spreading viruses and also may help prevent you from contracting germs. If someone sneezes on your face, the mask may help. If you are the one sneezing, you are putting up a barrier between you and that person.


Stops You from Touching Your Face


The germs and viruses that make you sick can be transferred from objects to your eyes, nose and mouth by your hands and cause infection. A consumer face mask reminds you not to touch your face, which protects you from what is on your hands.


Control the Spread


You could be an asymptomatic carrier! Studies thus far show that 25% are silent carriers of the novel coronavirus. So even if you aren’t showing any symptoms, you could still have the disease and unknowingly pass it onto others.


Make a Statement


With the internet and googling days we live in, there is an endless supply of false information out there and theories about coronavirus. The scary part about misinformation is when people don’t take it seriously. Wearing a face mask shows a positive social proof that you are taking the pandemic seriously, and hopefully, it inspires others to do the same. 


Help Health Workers


Many hospitals are not allowing their health workers to wear masks with non-COVID-19 patients because face masks are in high demand right now and in short supply. However, the safety and protection of workers in the health system is of the highest concern. So, if you are wearing a mask, you’re helping to protect both yourself and health care workers in these situations.


Protecting the High Risk


Individuals with multiple medical conditions should absolutely consider wearing a face mask. But, also, those who are not immunocompromised can help protect those who are by wearing face masks. Remember, you could be an asymptomatic carrier!


Which Non-Medical Face Mask Should You Wear?

You need to ask yourself a few questions:

  • How often are you going to be wearing a mask?
  • What level of filtration do you need?

Answering these questions will help to narrow down your choices and give you a better idea of the type of consumer face mask you should consider. In general, most masks and respirators are one size fits all. The face mask you choose should NOT fog glasses, provided that you fit the mask to your face snugly and properly use the nose piece to seal around your nose and the top of your cheeks. 

If you need to capture common particle allergens like dust, pollen, germs and bacteria, our X95 will work excellently for you. If you need top breathing protection against pollutants such as smoke, odors, fragrances or fumes, you should consider the X99 with an activated carbon filter. This anti pollution mask offers the best filtration to absorb these types of irritants.

All four of our masks are washable and reusable (this is especially important, as we mentioned before of the global short supply of masks!). They have a 100% cotton inner liner. For our X95 and X99 anti-pollution masks, they have replaceable filters, which you can buy right from us. 


How Do I Know What Size of Mask is Right for Me?


It is important to wear the correct face mask when you know the need for the specific mask you want to wear. A snug fit is essential for the best filtration.


Customers often ask this question, and we offer four styles of high-quality, anti-pollution masks, and have designed one especially for children. We guarantee they are comfortable and will fit your face securely. They have adjustable straps designed for anyone and everyone to use!

Listen to Your Body

Lastly, but most importantly, do what’s best for you. If you feel you need to take a break from wearing a face mask every 15 minutes, do it. Don’t exert yourself if you don’t need to. These are difficult and new circumstances for EVERYONE. If wearing an everyday face mask in the heat makes it hard to breath because of pre-existing conditions, check out our Premium Everyday mask, which has been specifically made to be lightweight and more breathable than most others on the market. 

Learn more about our face masks -  listen to your body, be smart while practicing safety precautions, and this summer will be very cool and comfortable.