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Guide to Choosing a Mask that is Festive, Safe and Environment Friendly

While comfort and safety will remain the foremost factor while choosing a face mask in the festive season, it is advisable to focus on some key features while buying a good mask for yourself.

The festive season is round the corner. This year however, the situation is different because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With the rising corona virus cases and depleting air quality it is mandatory for everyone to wear not just a mask, but the right mask. While comfort and safety will remain the foremost factor while choosing a face mask in the festive season, it is advisable to focus on some key features while buying a good mask for yourself. For instance, the fabric, the number of layers, the comfort offered are the foremost important features one should look for while buying a face mask.

Check Fabric: Did You Know? The disposable masks production has been at an all-time high globally and is almost 20000% higher presently than what is has been in the preceding years. These disposable masks are accumulating in landfills and have started washing ashore on beaches posing a far bigger threat than what we are currently facing. The only possible way we can save ourselves from this global hazard is by using cloth masks which have also been recommended by WHO, ICMR, CDC and all other major health organizations all over the world. It is advisable to buy a masks made from cotton fabrics to say the least. Anti Viral Masks made with revolutionary healthguard technology and cosmetic based chemistry are effective in destroying 99.94% of the virus that comes in contact with the fabric. Check 

Layers: The outer layer of the mask should have a water-resistant fabric. The inner layer should be water-absorbent and the middle layer should act as a filter. To be effective these masks cover your nose, mouth and chin, and are secured with elastic loops or ties, including multiple layers, washable and reusable. The masks must be certified as per the government guidelines and should consist of multiple layers to block viruses, pollutants, and bacteria from the surrounding. The material must be skin-friendly and your face’s size perfectly. Most importantly, it should be breathable and should have filtration efficiency.

Check Comfort: While a mask maybe made of premium quality but you must also ensure it should fit you well and is comfortable for long term wear. Firstly, there should be a nose bridge which needs to be pressed while wearing the masks which not only seals the masks from the upper side but is also extremely helpful for all people with spectacles as there is no fogging while breathing and talking. Secondly, there should be elastic on the lower half thereby ensuring that the mask takes the shape of the face and has no open outlet from below. Lastly, a mask should have an ear fastener which makes sure that you can adjust the elastic as per your face size and need not worry about ear pain. Make sure you buy the right face mask this upcoming festive season. 


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