A face mask, sometimes called a facial wash mask, is a protective mask typically made of coarse cotton cloth, typically cotton, worn above the nose and mouth. The purpose of a face mask in taking care of skin irritations and drying out the pores is to limit bacterial growth and irritation of the skin by closing up the pores. However, when physical distancing isn’t possible, and when more potent masks aren’t readily available, a face mask consisting only of a cloth or cotton mesh will do the job. There are many types of face masks, but not all of them work well for every type of skin and combination of skin problems.
o Fabric Face Mask – These are typically used by spa operators to clean skin prior to a customer’s massage. They’re fairly simple to use. The cloth or ties are placed on top of a basin or tub filled with warm water. A dispenser nozzle drains the water into the cloth and ties the fabric tight, creating a vacuum that sucks up dirt and grime from the skin. Some cloths have handles so you can hold them tighter to hold them in place.
o Facial Wash – This kind of mask is meant to be used with other products that cleanse the face before the cloth face scrubber is used. It should contain cleansers like Neosporin or Listerine, moisturizers like Vaseline, a sunscreen, and perhaps salt or other additives to minimize the possibility of a burn. It’s best to wash this mask without putting it on for at least 20 seconds at a time, which will maximize its effectiveness. To remove a dirty, wipe, simply blot the area with a white towel.
o Breathe Clean – Using this kind of mask while doing any physical activity makes it more comfortable and less risky to breathe in germs. However, some masks don’t allow you to breathe at all, which defeats the purpose. Wearing a breathing mask when you’re doing physical activities, or when you’re likely to breathe in any sort of airborne irritants (such as pollen, mold, smoke, or dust) is definitely the way to go.
o Face Smoothing – Uses a face mask to smooth out any facial hair or excess sebum is also a good idea if you find yourself with a lot of sebum and unwanted oil on your forehead or nose. This makes it easier to cleanse the pores and rid them of excess oil. For best results, you should always be wearing a cloth mask when doing any type of physical activity where your hands are going to come into contact with your face. That way, you’ll be minimizing the spread of bacteria. The best masks to use when trying to control the spread of bacteria are ones that have a tight weave. It’s best to have a face mask that’s at least six feet long in order to spread the bacteria wide enough to cover the largest area of your face.
The best M NP masks provide ultimate protection against bacteria and should provide the best benefits for any type of skin. You can choose from a variety of different materials including fabric, foam, protein, synthetic, or vinyl. Fabric M NP masks offer more protection than most of the other types, while providing a more lightweight feel. Foam Masks offer a more advanced hydrating formula, while the synthetic and protein offer the most moisturizing effect.