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How to extend the life of an ecological mask?

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Masks are nowadays a component of great importance for the development of daily life activities. As a preventive action and also to reduce the impact caused by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a mask in public, open or closed environments has become an indispensable rule to protect ourselves and others. 

However, with the increasing need for facemasks and the need to slow the spread of the pandemic, the ecological impact of disposable facemasks was not considered a priority. 

However, now that the infection figures have decreased and the vaccine against the disease has been provided, it is essential to look for some alternatives that will significantly reduce the ecological footprint left by the pandemic. 

Ecological face masks as a practical and effective solution to post-pandemic pollution

As a result, the term ecological mask has become popular to refer to those reusable masks that have the benefit of being sustainable and therefore environmentally friendly. They are available in a wide variety of styles, materials, sizes and colors, so you can choose the option that best suits your individual needs. 

Ecological masks usually have natural and organic fabrics, such as cotton, wool, hemp or bamboo, and are often made with eco-friendly dyes. They are washable and can be reused over and over again, reducing waste and the need for single-use disposable masks.

They are also much more cost-effective than disposable masks, as they can be used several times. Most importantly, however, with proper care, a reusable mask can last for months or even years. 

How to extend the life of our ecological mask?

  1. Wash the mask after each use. A general rule for cloth masks is to wash them after a single use or after contact with someone who is ill.
    Facemasks collect virus particles, bacteria and other particles from the nose and mouth, so washing them is necessary to ensure that no disease is spread. In addition, washing the mask prevents germs from accumulating on the surface of the mask, which can be very dangerous to your health.
  2. Avoid touching the outside of the mask. Your hands can pick up germs that can be transferred to your mask. When putting on and taking off your mask, try to touch only the loops or ear loops.
  3. Don’t share your eco-friendly mask. Sharing masks can spread germs and put you and others at risk of getting sick.
  4. Choose the right material. Ecological mask should be made of at least two layers of tightly woven fabric, such as 100% cotton. If the fabric is too thin, you will not get maximum protection.
  5. Check for a snug fit. The mask should fit snugly and comfortably on the sides of your face. Make sure there are no gaps or openings that could allow germs to pass through.
  6. Don’t forget the nose. The mask should fit snugly over the nose and bridge of the nose. If it doesn’t, try adjusting the loops or ties.
  7. Storage. When not wearing the mask, store it in a clean, dry place. Avoid leaving it on countertops or other surfaces where germs can accumulate.
  8. Replace the mask when necessary. If your mask becomes damaged or is no longer effective in blocking germs, it’s time to replace it with a new one.
  9. Don’t forget to wash your hands. The most important tip for taking care of your mask is to wash your hands before and after you put it on. This is the best way to prevent the spread of germs.

Why choose Etrëma ecological mask?

Etrëma has a modern technology that not only serves as an excellent barrier between microorganisms and our body, but is also completely reusable. For practical purposes: 

  • Each ecological mask from Etrëma can be used for up to eight hours of continuous operation. 
  • Can be washed up to 100 times, which is equivalent to at least five months of work on a regular schedule. 
  • Inside each mask is a grid, which serves as a guide to know the perfect time to replace your mask.

The questions can be many! That is why on our website we have created a space to solve your main doubts and concerns. Access it by clicking here. Here you will find more information about the main care and general information about our product.

Visit our store now and discover the multiple options we have for you. 

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