How To Thoroughly Clean A Reusable Face Mask

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in ways we never quite imagined. I can’t say I ever pictured living in a society where we all needed to wear a mask every time we go out in public, but then again, who did? Wearing a mask is a simple yet highly important thing we can all do to help stop the spread of this virus. While some people opt for disposable face masks, others prefer reusable cloth face masks. If you choose the latter, you need to ensure you’re washing it properly.

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So, how often should you be washing a reusable face mask? Ideally you should be washing the mask between every use. Washing your mask is extremely simple – all you need to do is toss your mask in the laundry on a hot water cycle, or you can hand wash it using hot water and soap. Either way is effective, you just need to make sure you’re using hot water as it’s most effective in killing germs.

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If you toss your mask in the dryer, it will likely come out wrinkled. You can simply run an iron over it to smooth out the creases, and your mask will be ready to wear. To see these methods in action, check out the video below:

Remember, you should always thoroughly wash or sanitize your hands before and after applying and removing your mask. When wearing your mask, avoid adjusting your mask and touching your face. The things we can do to help prevent the spread of this virus are quite simple, and we all need to take on an active role. The more we all cooperate and play our part, the faster we can all move towards a life that looks more like pre-COVID times. Stay safe, everyone!