Ways to clean cloth face masks
With the outbreak of the coronavirus, maintaining social distancing in our lives has become a matter of concern to most people, and wearing masks has also become one of the effective ways to reduce the spread of the virus.
Due to the unusable nature of disposable masks and the great demand for disposable masks by frontline medical staff, many people have begun to choose high-quality cloth masks that can avoid the spread of the virus.
Cloth masks are welcomed by many people because of their reusability and more styles. However, in order to protect yourself from the virus, it is especially important to maintain proper hygiene and use the correct cleaning method when wearing a mask.
The following are some guidelines from CDC on how to properly maintain cloth masks:
• Cloth masks and masks should be cleaned regularly, preferably after each use of the mask.
• The washing machine is a safe way to clean and disinfect cloth face masks or masks.
• After removing the mask, please be careful not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth. The best way to remove the mask is to use the string attached to the mask to gently pull the mask away from the face.
• Wash hands immediately after removing the mask.
Cleaning clothe face masks
It is recommended that you use a washing machine to clean your mask properly. It is recommended to wash your mask with hot water in a washing machine and then dry it at high temperature.
Some delicate masks may need to be washed by hand. To do this, apply soapy foam on the mask, then scrub with warm or hot water for at least 30 seconds, and then throw it into the dryer, or you can choose to hand dry. If you are still worried about remaining bacteria, iron the mask on cotton or linen to kill the remaining bacteria.
When to clean the mask?
Although there are no hard and fast rules on how often the mask should be cleaned, we recommend that you clean the mask after each use to ensure the hygiene of the mask. Therefore, it is very necessary to prepare more cloth masks. We recommend washing after each use because it is difficult for you to confirm whether you have been in contact with someone with symptoms. Therefore, it is very necessary to wash after each use.
In addition, we hope you wear a mask when you go out, especially when you go to hospitals and pharmacies.