The face mask originated as early as the thirteenth century, when doctors began to use a substance they had prepared from goat placenta, to cure conditions such as colds and skin eruptions. For years the face mask was an extremely popular beauty treatment. Doctors, patients and even royalty. Today, face masks can be used as part of your regular beauty routine. You may even choose to have a face mask designed just for you. The masks that were used in the past are still being used today.
A cloth face mask is typically a simple mask, often composed of thick, easily cleaned material, worn above the nose and mouth. While this type of face mask is typically not necessary to provide facial health, they do provide some measure of facial hygiene. Whether a person chooses to use a surgical mask or not, a face mask should always be worn. Because the face mask traps air in order to provide moisture and a degree of cosmetic benefit, it can actually help to keep people who are prone to skin irritations and infections at bay.
The concept behind the creation of a face mask typically begins with the creation of layers. These layers may be made from foam, such as latex, or a thick, flexible fabric like spandex or cotton. Typically, these layers are secured on top of one another using elastic bands, grommets or Velcro. The purpose of the layers is to create an airtight seal around the wearer’s nose and mouth, while also providing a measure of cosmetic benefit.
To create a simple face mask without a liner, one would simply need to sew four circles onto a clean piece of clothing, such as a tee shirt. If the circles are sewn onto the shirt without a circle, this will serve as the wearer’s liner. To create a full face mask without any seams, one would need to repeat the process with each circle onto the garment, being sure to allow for the openings at the sides to remain covered by the elastic bands or Velcro.
In order to keep air circulation moving, face masks with elastic bands or Velcro strips are often made from waterproof materials such as breathable vinyl. However, if the wearer decides to use one of these materials, it is important that the sleeves are made from breathable material as well. Since some brands of breathable vinyl can be heavy, it can be important to use two layers of the material in order to avoid excess weight on the wearer’s hands and arms. Once all of these layers have been added, the person’s head can be covered and the face mask can be put on for the final stage of preparation for making coffee.
The final stage of preparing a face mask for use in making coffee involves washing the item in running water. However, it should be noted that this final step should be done without soap or shampoo. Only water and a small amount of fabric softener should be used in order to avoid damaging the mask and its components during the wash process.