The Effective Way to Use a Mask

Wash your hands with soap and water or a hydroalcoholic solution before handling the mask (and if you touch it while wearing or removing it.) To adjust and remove it, handle it exclusively by the fasteners and do not touch the fabric. The mask should cover the nose, mouth and chin. The mask is no longer effective after 4 hours of use or if it has been moistened with saliva.

After each use, place the washing mask in a specific container (clean bag).

Wash the mask at least 30 minutes at 60 degrees with your usual detergent before its first use as well as after each use. Use the dryer if possible. Do not use the mask after washing (place it in a packaging and throw it in a closed bin.)

Please note, wearing a mask does not exempt from respecting barrier gestures: washing your hands, respecting social distancing measures ...

Is the homemade mask effective?

The German public health establishment the Robert Koch Institute yesterday and today the French medical academy shares the same opinion. There is not yet scientific evidence which proves the effectiveness of a homemade tissue mask but the limitation of the spread "seems plausible".

Between plague and cholera, we have to make a "plausible choice". This will be the homemade fabric mask. People around the world did not wait for official announcements to organize. Thousands of tutorials have emerged on the internet. We have prepared a selection of tutorials for different levels, with or without a sewing machine. There is something for everyone. If the protection with your homemade mask is only plausible, what is certain is that you will have much more style!

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