Full disclosure: this product has not been tested by any government agency or healthcare official. It is a cloth face mask with a removeable filtration insert piece. If you are unable to sew a face mask yourself, this is a good alternative.
Fit and comfort is a priority at Bedhead. The outer layers of the masks are made from 93% Cotton/7% Elastane - while the filter pocket is a softer cotton jersey which is gentle on the delicate and sensitive skin on the face and lips. Shaping has been carefully created to mold cleanly around nose, eyes and jawline. Differing greatly to surgical masks, there is very little gaping at the side of face area. For greater comfort, stretch lingerie elastic secures the mask over ears and is tightened with an adjustable toggle at the back of neck. This adjustability allows for the wearer to easily tighten the mask to suit their head size and face shape.
Each mask purchased comes with five PM2.5 carbon filters (which can also be purchased separately). When worn correctly, the mask and carbon filters filter out very fine particles from the air, helping reduce exposure to bushfire smoke/poor air quality and associated health effects. They are likely to offer a higher level in filtration of fine particles than a simple handkerchief or surgical mask. Each filter lasts up to a week if only used for quick visits into grab groceries whilst maintaining social distancing, although with extreme usage in highly populated areas without adequate social distancing, the filters should be changed every 48-72 hours. While our face mask is washable, the filters are dispoable after a period of use. Always make sure to wash hands thoroughly before inserting new filters and after removing/disposing used ones.
With ever-changing daily advice from officials and professionals, about the use of masks in relation to COVID-19, it’s no wonder so many people feel uncertain about what is the best practice. There is still so much to be learned and studied. Two very different current situations are this:
We know many people take comfort in taking every precaution they can for their health and that of their family. Therefore, what we can offer you is very detailed information on our product so you can make your own decision and choices.
The use of a facial mask can also help change natural behaviours that can contribute to the spreading of bacteria, such as reducing the instances a wearer touches their mouth and eyes. It is essential that you perform routine hand hygiene. Effective hand hygiene can be performed by either washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand hygiene product when hands are not visibly soiled. With clean hands, insert the filter into the pouch. Wash the fabric mask daily after use – after removing the filtration insert with cleanly washed hands. Then simply warm machine wash with detergent and line dry.
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