Face masks are popular for all sorts of reasons, from healing skin problems to protecting the wearer from allergies. Facial masks have been worn for centuries, by cultures around the world from the Chinese to the Egyptians, and in many different styles. In general, face masks serve to cover, protect or comfort the skin; they can be used to relieve tightness from the swelling that sometimes accompanies colds and flu, or to limit facial sweating. A simple cloth face mask, made of common, absorbent textiles such as cotton, is often a very simple and effective mask to wear on a daily basis.
Even when face masks are worn most of the time, sometimes there is an occasion when one will need to pull a face mask off. This can be for a number of reasons. Sometimes, the person may not want their face covered up but wishes to remove some of the hair from it. Or, the person may have had a surgical procedure that left them with a bandage over their nose, or some other sort of bandage, but doesn’t want it pulled down because they like the look. In this case, multiple layers of absorbent fabric are typically needed: one layer would go over the cloth mask, then another layer would go over the bandage, then a third layer would go over the cloth and tie off, leaving just the bandage underneath.
The fabric that is used in face masks has a number of uses. One of the most common is for use as a liner inside a mouthpiece. The fabric is placed inside the mouthpiece to soak up any excess saliva that may form during the night, while sucking excess air out during the morning. They are also used in many throat lozenges and breath mints to hold moisture in, and in soft hats and bandanas. The cotton fabric is very lightweight, so it tends to leave little to the imagination when it comes to its appearance. It can also be seen on numerous instructional dvds.
An important thing to note about face masks is that they should only be worn in or around the face, never in or around other parts of the body. This is why so many people put on their masks at home or in places where they know they won’t be seen by others. Unfortunately, this also means that many commonly seen face masks also contain ingredients that may be harmful to people who aren’t wearing them. A few examples of these include herpes, eczema, mold, bacteria, and even mold spores.
As you can see, there are plenty of benefits to using face masks. However, as stated above, it’s important to keep in mind the harmful materials (as well as beneficial ones) that are included in face masks. Below, we’ve listed five common ingredients found in face masks all of which have been proven to be either irritating or toxic.
These are just a few of the substances found in face masks, so we highly recommend that you avoid using any of them. If you absolutely must wear face masks of any kind, make sure they’re made with all-natural, chemical-free, organic ingredients. In addition, if you purchase your mask at an online store, make sure that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Instead, pay with your credit card and buy wisely.