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Things to Consider when choosing a Reusable Mask.

Girl wearing face mask in winter conditions

For your safety and that of those around you a mask is a necessity.

Have one with you wherever you go, in fact , a spare one is also a good idea , as changing masks when visiting different places prevents cross-contamination.

But which mask will work best for you?

The thickness and material of the mask is key.

A thin neck-gaiter is not offering you enough protection, whereas a thick fleece mask may do more harm than good.

The thickness and material of the mask are critical to its effectiveness.

A variety of fabrics have different spacing between the individual yarns. Those with smaller holes prevent virus-laden droplets or particles passing through, making them a better choice.

Having multiple layers of fabric also improves the effectiveness of filtering out unwanted particles, but you want to get the balance right so that breathing is not impeded in any way.

Two layers of fabric is usually a good option, but three layers gives the extra reassurance that some people are looking for.

Another important factor is the fit of the mask. It needs to be comfortable, but also fulfilling the function intended. It should fit over the nose and under the chin.

Remembering to regularly wash your masks will ensure that they are protecting you and not harbouring germs. They will need washing after every two or three uses.

When removing your mask use the loops or strings, do not touch the mask itself. Avoid touching your face and use a hand sanitizer to minimise contamination.

The outside layer of three-layered masks prevents water from adhering to the mask so droplets cannot penetrate. Regular fabrics cannot do this. The middle layer acts as a filter to capture dust, pollen and other allergens and prevent them getting through. The inner layer is 99.9% antibacterial and also soft to the face.

Being aware of what the end user is looking for has helped M4L provide you high quality face masks in many colours, sizes and fabrics.

Choose what works best for you without compromising on style or quality.