Due to COVID 19, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) is encouraging the use of face masks in public spaces when unable to practice social distancing. Face masks help filter the large air particles and protect the wearer’s nose and mouth contact with droplets and sprays that may contain harmful germs. Here are some tips to properly clean a fabric face mask.
Many people have opted to make their own face mask. Selecting their own fabric adds a touch of personalization that can’t typically be purchased at a store. If you are making your own face mask at home, it is important to follow the CDC guidelines. This includes making sure the face covering is snug against the side of your face and secures either behind your ears or the back of your head. Another pro to a cloth face mask is the ability to wash and dry them for multiple uses.
During this unprecedented time, it is important to take all precautions for staying healthy. If you are trying to clean your face masks it is very simple. You will need three things:
First you will start out by placing your fabric face mask into the optional mesh bag. Then placing your face masks in the washing machine at the highest warmth setting the fabric can withstand. Next dry the face masks by either placing them in the dryer or allowing them to air dry. These instructions are provided for fabric face masks and not recommended for disposable face masks.