The Facts About Washable Face Masks

More and more people are wearing facemasks as part of their daily lives.

In some countries, this is normal, in others this will be brand new.

In this article we thought we'd take a look at a few facts about facemasks so you can learn more about them.

After all, their use and necessity aren’t only because of COVID-19.

For many people, it's flu season when they should wear a washable face mask.

Washable Face masks Are Great for Flu Season

During Winter, when it's flu season, you should always wear a washable face mask.

This helps to protect you from getting sick from others.

It also helps others around you to stay healthy as well.

You should always wear a face mask when:

  • You have flu-like symptoms and you go out in public.
  • You have flu-like symptoms and you stay indoors with your family.
  • If you are a caregiver and the person you care for has the flu.

If you are unsure what type of face mask to wear if you are sick, or when it is flu season, there are things you can look for.

  1. Make sure your face mask is adjustable for a comfy fit.
  2. Make sure it has triple barrier protection.
  3. Make sure you can add your own PM 2.5 filter.
  4. Make sure your face mask is washable

Being able to launder your fabric face mask help keep it fresh and free from germs. 

This means that it lasts longer than traditional disposal face masks and saves you money.

Certain Face Masks Aren't Actually Comfortable Compared to Washable Face Masks

Many face masks, especially N95 face masks are not actually that comfortable.  

They are also not washable.

For many people, the elastic support can be too tight.  It can also cut your ears if you also wear glasses.

That's why fabric face masks that are adjustable are a better choice.  Especially when you can add your own PM 2.5 filter.  

This added benefit means your face mask is comfortable and gives you the best protection.

For many people, choosing a washable face mask depends on two things.  

If they can make one themselves, or if they can buy it instead.

Homemade Face Masks Versus Washable Ones

For many people who are new to face masks, making one at home is the simplest choice.

But whether it protects you or not can depend on the materials used to make the mask.

It also depends on the material you use for a filter.

If you use material that is not breathable then wearing your homemade facemask may be tough.

Using the wrong filter material puts you at risk of breathing in harmful pollutants.

This can mean that you get sick.

It makes sense to buy a fabric face mask designed to protect you.

Not to make your own.  At least if you plan to wear your face mask for a long time.

If you use a material that is not washable it means that your face mask only has short-term use.

Purchasing a fabric face mask that is adjustable and washable means it will fit you and is reusable.

It makes it a cheap and long-term option. 

Buy Your Washable Face Mask from The Cloth Face Mask Store

If you want a cloth face mask that will last you a long time, go for a washable one.  It will last you and save you money.

We sell a range of washable face masks.  They come in three styles. Plain color, thin stripes and thick stripes.

Each cloth face mask is made from 100% cotton, with three layers of protection.   

The first layer is the 100% cotton exterior of the fabric face mask. 

Layer 2 is a cotton muslin interior. 

Layer 3 is the optional protective insert for your air filter. 

Made from cotton muslin it allows you to breathe and blocks microscopic particles. 

If you have not yet got a washable face mask yet, get one from the Cloth Face Mask Store, a company you can trust.   

Please note that our washable face masks are not medical grade.