TOP 3 FEATURES TO LOOK FOR IN FACE MASKS.
Sun, sweat, dust and humidity can all take a toll on your complexion. Add a face mask on top and you have created a perfect environment for irritated, dehydrated and tired skin.
Here are 3 important features to look for in a face mask to avoid these complications:
Your mask should be breathable while still trapping as many airborne particles as possible.
Organic cotton, linen and silk masks are all excellent choices. each carrying a set of specific benefits.
Organic cotton face masks: free of harmful chemicals, clean, soft, and breathable. An all around good choice.
Linen face masks: highly absorbent, anti-static and PH-balancing. This is a great choice for prolonged wear in hot and humid conditions.
Silk Face masks: silk is composed of long, smooth, natural fibers tightly woven together, therefore helping decrease skin's loss of moisture and is better tolerated than other fabrics by people with sensitive skin.
In order to provide the best protection against harmful particles, the fit of a mask is as important, or more important, than the material it is made of. A common problem with some masks is that there can sometimes be gaps between the mask and the mask wearer’s face. When there are gaps, air with respiratory droplets can leak in and out around the edges of the mask (on the top or the sides). To help prevent air leakage, masks should fit snugly against the sides of the face and not have gaps. Use cloth masks with a nose wire (a metal strip along the top of the mask) to help prevent air leakage at the top of the mask. Nose wires can also help to prevent fogging of eyeglasses. To get a good fit, make sure to bend the nose wire over your nose to conform to your face.
Investing in a high quality face masks saves money and reduces risk of getting infected in a long run. Apart from obvious benefits, the importance of using a high-quality face mask makes it far more enjoyable!
Econica offers high quality face masks made with silk, linen and organic cotton. All our masks come in Fitted or Pleated options, include (removable) nose wire, adjustable ear elastics or head ties and a filter pocket for an extra layer of protection. Our masks are made in small batches right here in Ontario with Expedited shipping option across North America and the rest of the world. Shop our Face Mask collection here: https://econica.ca/collections/face-masks