With the global pandemic, every one of us are trying our best to figure out ways to maintain personal hygiene. According to the health authorities, cloth masks or face coveings help to reduce the spread of this infectious disease when used with other safety measures like social distancing. As more and more countries require the use of cloth masks we must know how to take care of them. This is NYK. We bring you a list of tips on how to clean & care for your reusable cloth masks.
1) Wash masks regularly
Cloth face masks can be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. The virus and germs may stay active on fabric for a long time, so wash your masks in the washer (washing machine) using regular laundry detergent and hot or warm water.
2) Store it carefully
Do not put the reusable masks in pockets for later use. To store it upon returning home, fold the mask in such a way that so the contaminated side of the mask is folded to the inner side . Keep it in a clean or new paper bag, and sanitize your hands.. Do not let these coverings come into contact with any other family member.
3) Air-dry it
When washing the masks in the washing machine, keep it in the highest heat setting & use the dryer until it is completely dry. However it is best to air dry the mask so if possible, place it in direct sunlight.
Adapt these tips to clean & take care of your resuable cloth masks! Stay safe!