Choosing a Good Face Mask For Body Piercing
A cloth face mask, also known as a nasal mask, is a moist mask designed to be worn over the nose and mouth. It’s often used to combat colds, congestion and allergies. Because of the lack of ventilation in a closed mouth, a nasal mask can help to draw excess moisture away from the lungs and mouth. When physical distancing isn’t possible, and even when more effective nasal masks aren’t readily available, cloth face masks are much less expensive and easier to use.
Not all cloths are created equal. They come in many different materials, including polyester or nylon. They also come with different properties and have different effects on the body. Dacron and Spandex are common fabrics used for face masks. Dacron is very stretchy and holds in moisture, which some users find beneficial, while others prefer the spandex-like properties of polyester.
Cloth masks can be single layer or multi-layered. Single layered face masks work great at drawing moisture away from the nose and mouth. With a few layers, you can keep most of the moisture on your face where it belongs, which makes the process more effective and comfortable. Multi-layered cloths offer more drying control and provide a bit of extra comfort to users.
Face masks used in airpurifying applications are called “blendable” face masks. These types can easily adapt to the changing air conditions in the area they’re being used. For example, the latex blends can change from creamy white to pale pink or various other colors as the acidity changes from a mild lemon yellow to a smoky gray. Other types of face masks, like the sponge spreads, are useful in the same way.
When you’re shopping for a face mask, it’s a good idea to have your doctor measure your nose, upper lip and chin areas. Using a measuring tape, have each of these areas measured and taken to your local piercing parlor. They’ll then be able to tell you what size of mask you need. In addition to face masks, ear loops and nose clips are needed to secure the fit. Ear loops will prevent your facial hair from flopping out of your face mask, and nose clips allow you to easily attach your ear muffs.
You’ll also need to choose between nose clips and ear loops based on your comfort level with needles. Nose clips are easier to use, but many allergy sufferers don’t feel comfortable having needles inserted into their skin. There are also disposable plastic tubes that surgeons commonly use. These plastic tubes are similar to those used during ear pinning, but smaller than conventional nose clips and ear loops. If you have any doubts about the type of mask you need, your surgeon can make suggestions about options.