Why a Washable Face Mask Is Good Enough
Let’s reserve the medical-grade face masks for our frontliners.
As much as we all want to go back to our usual routines, the Enhanced Community Quarantine’s timeline keeps on extending. Once the ECQ ends, however, we should still be cautious of our daily movements: only going out when necessary, avoiding big crowds and even get-togethers, washing hands constantly, bringing hand sanitizer or disinfectant wherever we go, and wearing a face mask at all times.
Surgical masks and N95 masks are the most popular choice for medical-grade protection. Their material provides a filtered barrier that refrains viruses from passing through. Unfortunately, these are disposable and are only meant for single use, which makes it more in demand. We have to be conscious of the people who need it the most—our medical frontliners. So let’s reserve the surgical masks and N95 masks for them, and let’s opt for more accessible and reusable washable face masks instead.
If you’re having trouble looking for a mask, you’re in luck because Beauty Scout is now stocked with good quality washable face masks that will help shield you when and if you need to head out. This fabric face mask option comes with a nifty pocket for replaceable filters or even tissue that you can add for extra protection. Just remember to wash it daily with hot or boiling water or run it under a cycle of your UV sterilizer to keep it sanitized. No more worrying about out-of-stock face masks because even these washable face masks can help flatten the curve.