Over 34 000 products
{{ aa_name() }}

Types of face masks - which face mask to choose?

According to recent government recommendations, everyone is required to cover their mouths and nose in public. Protective masks are an effective barrier to aerosols, and thus significantly reduce the risk of spreading the virus. However, their effectiveness depends on many factors - the type of face mask, proper use and compliance with basic hygiene rules. Learn more about types and features of protective masks and familiarize yourself with the offer of cotton masks available in our store.

Obligation to wear face masks in public spaces

According to recent government recommendations, everyone is required to cover their mouths and nose in public. Protective masks are an effective barrier to aerosols, and thus significantly reduce the risk of spreading the virus. However, their effectiveness depends on many factors - the type of face mask, proper use and compliance with basic hygiene rules.

Wearing a face
mask

Types of face masks - which face should you choose?

The most popular types of face masks include:

  • surgical face masks - disposable face masks most commonly used in operating theaters; they are characterized by a high degree of bacterial filtration and low life span,
  • dust masks - masks equipped with an anti-smog filter and against microbial contamination; due to their structure, they may cause breathing difficulties and are not suitable for long-term use,
  • cotton masks - reusable hygienic masks for everyday use.

Non-medical masks for children and adults

Surgical masks should not be used by people who do not work in hospitals, ambulances or other medical professions on a daily basis. For those who need protective masks to deal with current affairs (e.g. shopping), non-medical masks are intended, including masks made of cotton fabrics or cotton blended with other materials.

High quality cotton mask

Cotton masks available in our store have been designed according to applicable government standards. Made of the highest quality materials confirmed by the STANDARD 100 OEKO-TEX certificate, they are reusable. Special tabs in the central part and appropriately reinforced fragments enable precise adjustment of the mask to the shape of the face, thanks to which the mask adheres well to the head and properly covers the mouth, nose and chin. Cotton masks can be washed at 60 degrees C.

Masks tied on strings or masks on elastics?

Many customers ask themselves before buying a mask the question: whether to choose a mask tied or on elastics? Both solutions are available on the market. Tied masks are primarily more durable. The material used for sewing strings - i.e. strings for attaching the mask to the head - can be washed and stretched repeatedly, without adverse effects. The tied mask can therefore be effectively used many times without fear that it will fall off our face or look unsightly. Masks with elastic attachments are quicker to apply on the face, but elastics quickly stretch when washing at high temperatures. Both mounts have advantages and disadvantages, a good choice in this case depends on the circumstances in which we use the masks.

How to use a cotton mask?

For the mask to fulfill its purpose, it must be used correctly. When wearing, the hygiene mask should adhere tightly to the face - its protruding fragments may let aerosols through and expose us to possible infection. After each use, the mask should be disposed of or - if you use reusable cotton masks - washed at high temperature and ironed. After removing the protective mask, you should disinfect or wash your hands.

Does wearing face masks even make sense?

Of course. People who wear face masks increase their safety because they minimize the risk of infection. It is also a way to protect people in our surroundings. By wearing a face mask, we also care about the health of others. An additional advantage of wearing face masks is that you don’t touch your face. Usually we do it inadvertently, we repeatedly touch the mouth or nose. By wearing a mask, we limit access to these virus-sensitive parts of the body.

In the Lunares store you will find protective masks for non-practitioners who meet all standards in accordance with government guidelines for cotton masks . We encourage you to familiarize yourself with our offer Protective Masks.

Maybe you will be interested in products from these categories?

Personal Protection Equipment, Protective Masks, Healthy air

Share this page