A face mask, sometimes called an epidermal mask, is designed to be worn by healthcare workers during surgical procedures. It is made of latex to protect the face and respiratory system from infections by preventing the patient’s skin from getting infected with harmful bacteria and by capturing droplets from the patient’s mouth and nasal mucus. While this type of face mask can be used on almost any area of the body it works best on the face as it helps to keep the face free of debris, bacteria and irritants.
When choosing a mask for your face, you should consider the environment in which it will be worn. If you are in a hospital or other health care facility that has high humidity, air conditioning or other contaminants you may want to choose a disposable face mask to use during the procedure. These are disposable because they can be washed, reused and disinfected with plain water.
While many people prefer to use a mask for face washing, it is important to remember that you should not use it to wash the face when it has been shaved. Many people have been burned by using a face mask to clean their face while using a razor or other equipment to shave. When using a face mask to clean the face, you should not apply it directly on the face but instead place it on a towel and rub in circular motions to get rid of excess dirt.
When wearing a face mask after surgery you should wear gloves for the first few days. This will help to protect your skin and help to minimize the possibility of skin infections occurring after the surgery. However, if you have chosen to use an epidermal mask for cleaning your face during the recovery period you should also wear gloves.
There are times when you do not want to wear a mask but are in a potentially dangerous situation. For example, you may be involved in a rescue operation and require the use of a face mask to protect you from inhaling toxic chemicals used to clean up the area.
Many doctors and nurses prefer using face masks when they are performing surgeries because it is less likely for them to contract a disease from contaminated equipment. By wearing a disposable face mask and using gloves you are protecting yourself and your family from harmful bacteria and other toxins while still being able to use a sterile equipment for the rest of the time that you are at home.