Revealed: How to properly wear your mask so your glasses don’t snag, you can breathe and keep yourself and others safe – so are you doing it right?
- Experts studied how to make wearing a mask comfortable and safe
- The two women, from different backgrounds, shared the most important tips
- Choosing the texture and shape of a mask is important as it fits perfectly
Wearing a face mask doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience that leads to pimples, cloudy glasses, and ear infections.
Two experts said their word on the use of masks, after wearing a mask became mandatory for all residents of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong.
Recent outbreaks in Sydney’s northern beaches and some western suburbs have led to new restrictions – and people who refuse to wear the mask will be fined $ 200.
Wearing a face mask doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience that leads to pimples, cloudy glasses and sore ears – experts say
Entrepreneur Cecilia Lee, who has designed a face mask for the pandemic, has revealed how to wear it for maximum comfort
Entrepreneur Cecilia Lee, who has designed a face mask for the pandemic, and a health worker in New South Wales who wishes to remain anonymous have revealed their advice.
Mrs. Lee’s top priority regarding masks is getting people to wear them properly to avoid feeling uncomfortable.
She says that if you find it difficult to breathe with the mask, you may be wearing the wrong one for you.
“Choose a mask made from breathable fabrics like 100% cotton, bamboo or high-performance polyester that are more breathable,” Ms. Lee said.
She also recommends using essential oils like peppermint or lavender with the mask to make it easier to breathe.
It is important to place the mask correctly around the bridge of your nose, otherwise your glasses may cause increased fog
How do I wear my mask to make it more comfortable?
If you have difficulty breathing with a mask?
1. Choose a mask made of breathable fabrics such as 100% cotton, bamboo, or high-performance polyester that allow more breathability.
2. Use essential oils such as peppermint or lavender oil in the base of the mask to help rest and facilitate breathing.
If it’s too hot to wear a mask?
1. Choose masks made of cooling moisture-wicking fabrics suitable for Australian weather – cotton is breathable but not quick to dry so it can create extra heat after wearing for a long time.
3. Choose breathable fabrics that allow better airflow.
4. If you have long hair, tie it back into a ponytail.
5. Wear the mask that fits your face shape.
What if my ear gets injured by the rings?
1. Instead of the more common elastic ear loops, use a mask with adjustable ear straps.
2. Choose a mask with soft and thinner elastic bands.
What if wearing a mask makes my glasses blurry?
1. Choose a mask that is the right size for your face shape. The loose-fitting mask allows your warm breath to escape from the top of the mask, resulting in fogging of the glasses.
2. For a comfortable fit, try a mask with adjustable ear loops and a bendable nose piece.
3. Put a face tissue inside the mask to absorb some moisture from your warm breath and reduce the mist.
4. Try anti-fog sprays in your lenses.
What if wearing the mask causes me breakage?
1. Avoid heavy foundation that can clog pores.
2. Moisturize your skin, especially in areas prone to irritation from the rubbing of the mask against your skin.
3. Choose a mask away from your nose and cheeks to reduce the fabric’s friction against your face.
4. Choose a mask that has anti-bacterial properties such as silver nanoparticles to reduce bacterial growth on the surface.
5. Wash your face before and after wearing the muzzle.
Source: Cecilia Le Nouveau masks
If you feel pain in your ears when wearing a mask, it’s also important to fix the problem, according to a mother of two.
“Instead of the more common floppy ear loops, use a mask with adjustable ear straps,” she said.
She also recommends that people who wear glasses pay attention to the way their masks fit the bridge of their nose.
This will reduce the amount of hot air being emitted, thus reducing the fog on your glasses.
Essential oils, such as peppermint, can help people breathe easily when wearing a mask
What are the most important tips that I should keep myself and others safe while wearing a muzzle?
Masks are currently required to be worn indoors throughout NSW. A fine of $ 200 to be paid to those arrested. The NSW health worker says masks are an extra precaution, but hand hygiene and social distancing shouldn’t be forgotten.
1- The surgical masks have two sides, a white side and a blue side. The blue side should appear outside.
2- The surgical mask also has a top and bottom. However, if you are wearing the mask properly, you should feel the wire on top. This is so you can shape the mask to the shape of your nose.
3- Ideally, wear it for a maximum of four hours – if it gets wet or dirty in any way, replace it immediately.
4- Try to avoid touching the mask – you are likely to spread germs to yourself and others.
5- Ideally, it should cover the lower part of your chin as much as you allow.
6- When taking the masks, clean your hands before taking off the bandages (take off the back of your ears), then get rid of the muzzle immediately. Then clean your hands immediately afterwards. Pulling out from the front seems much easier, but you spread germs afterward.
Whereas the health worker wants people to stay safe, maintain hygiene and understand what to do and not to do when wearing masks.
“It is very important that we emphasize social distancing and hand hygiene. Masks have been introduced as an additional measure.
She told Daily Mail Australia that the way the mask fits is inevitable, and she made it clear that it should extend from the bridge of your nose all the way under your chin.
She also said that the masks need to be changed every four hours, if they are wet or “dirty,” or if I take them off for any reason.
Even washable masks need to be replaced if they are removed. As touching it has the potential to spread any virus on the mask elsewhere.
This could affect you if you are outside, or infect others if you have the disease.
What are the current restrictions in NSW?
Starting Monday, people living in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast will be fined if caught in public places not wearing face masks.
It was previously believed that masks should be worn in a very limited place.
But officials made it clear on Sunday that masks should be worn inside all malls, houses of worship, hairdressing and beauty salons, movie theaters, post offices and banks.
It also includes bank branches, tanning salons, waxing parlors, spas, tattoo parlors, betting agencies, and game parlors.
Hospitality personnel will also be required to wear masks.
If you take public transportation, you must wear a mask When you are in a vehicle or ship used to provide a public transport service, including taxis or cruise-sharing service.
You should also wear a mask when you are in a waiting area on public transport which includes:
Area and platform of a passenger railway or light rail station, ferry dock, bus station or light rail station, including any area where people queue or congregate when waiting at the station and in the taxi stand.
Chief Health Officer Janet Young said Sunday that the new restriction will be introduced from 1 a.m. on Monday and also applies to other vulnerable facilities such as accommodations for the disabled and prisons.
Source: NSW Health