In a medical sense, there are basically two kinds of face masks in use today: the clinical or the plastic. A plastic mask, often called a “brimmed hat” mask, is a custom-fitted full face mask usually of synthetic cloth, most likely polyester or nylon, worn by the patient for a specific medical procedure. If physical distancing is not possible, and when several better-fitting masks are unavailable, then the plastic face mask is the best solution. The face must be clean, free of debris, and free of hairs. Cloth face masks can provide excellent facial coverage and comfort and are often preferred by plastic surgeons and allergy sufferers.
Soft face masks, such as felt, soft cloth masks, are ideal for everyday wear. These masks are available in a variety of materials, from synthetic polyester to Egyptian cotton. They are comfortable and easy to use. Although they do not provide optimal facial coverage, these soft cloth masks are easy and comfortable to wear.
Face masks may also be used during special events. Some event planners prefer disposable face masks, which can be washed and reused at designated locations or taken home after the event. Face masks work especially well during concerts, parades, theatrical performances, and other special events when the exposure to irritants and allergens is high. During these events, crowds of people are very close together and face masks may help protect people from potentially irritating airborne substances and particulates. Face masks may also make people feel more secure and protected during self-defense training, wrestling, martial arts, or other physical activities.
Face masks also have practical applications for daily wear. During cold seasons, surgical masks can keep our skin comfortably warm. When on a sunny day, a good quality n95 respirator can provide adequate protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Although many people find it uncomfortable to wear a surgical mask while gardening, face masks become essential when we are gardening. Sometimes, especially in the summer months, it becomes impossible to prevent ourselves from overheating due to the heat. A good quality n95 respirator will alleviate this problem.
Face mask has become a fashion statement, with many celebrities endorsing their favorite brands. Victoria’s Secret, lipsticks by Maybelline, and Chanel are just some of the names that are recognized in the cosmetics industry. The main reason for this is the wide variety of choices. It is important to choose the right brand, as some brands contain abrasive ingredients that may cause skin irritation. Wearing face masks can also avoid acne outbreaks, as the bacteria on the surface of your lips may not be able to build up to a sufficient level to cause acne. The use of cleansers and deodorants will also help keep your face clean and bacteria free.
As with any beauty regimen, moderation is key when you decide to wear face masks. If you suffer from allergies, you should ask a doctor if you can wear a mask during the season or at other times. You can also wear them when you are gardening, doing household chores, or working outside, but you should make sure that the weather is appropriate to wear them.